A New York City Olympic Games Considered
Now that the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have resolved their revenue-sharing dispute, the USOC said it is considering a submission for the 2024 Summer Games and the 2026 Winter Games, with New York City being mentioned as a top contender for 2024.
But the New York Daily News reports Dallas and Chicago are providing tough competition, according to sources familiar with the process.
Experts say a New York 2024 bid would have to start in 2014. But there reportedly are sceptics that believe New York's Olympic moment has come and gone.
The area now has new stadiums and arenas in Queens, the Bronx, Brooklyn and New Jersey, while Madison Square Gardens is being renovated, and two subway extensions should be complete by 2024.
Rick Ludwig, who worked on the 2012 bid, said that New York has significant advantages. "It has corporate sponsors and a large population for buying tickets. It has the mass transit".
But there are reportedly several obstacles to a 2024 bid. New York's 2012 bid included an Olympic Village to be built in Long Island City, Queens, and an Olympic Stadium on the West Side. Both sites are now being developed for other uses.
According to a source with experience building Olympic venues, the city has no venue large enough to serve as a main stadium for track and field, or an aquatics centre.
Ludwig says the tougher sell for 2024 would be public money to guarantee the Games and to provide security.
Alex Garvin, the urban planner behind the 2012 bid said, "I'm convinced that something is possible. But we would need to inspire the citizens of New York all over again".Write or read comments about this article
|Bid Status:||IOC waiting for applicant city interest|
|Bid Date:||Bid for the 2020 Olympic Games will be in 2013|
|Bid Location:||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Description:||The bid for the 2020 Olympic Games|
|Bid Book:||Link To Bid Book|
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