Athensfan Posted June 9, 2012 Author Report Share Posted June 9, 2012 I disagree... it is too dangerous to wait 2024 with a bid from South Africa, a possible bid from Paris and a strong bid from Toronto just a few years after the PanAm Games ! 2022 is just waiting for them to bid... if they don't go for 2022 and will probably lost 2024 they will still have to wait for 2026 for winter games or 2028 for summer (depending if Toronto would have won 2024).... It depends on the goal. If the goal is to host any Olympics in any city as fast as possible, then yes, the US should bid for 2022. To me that seems like a very foolish way to spend the hard-earned goodwill won through the revenue deal. If the goal is to land Summer Games, then a 2024 bid still makes sense. They would have to enter the race knowing it would be a gamble and knowing that if they lost it would position them very well for the next try. The real problem, however, isn't South Africa -- it's Toronto. The US cannot allow Toronto to be the only North American alternative to a South African bid. On the off-chance South Africa pulls out or cannot deliver a respectable bid, Toronto could swoop in and grab 2024. That would spell disaster for the future of American Summer Olympics. I'm also not at all convinced that the US would be strong contenders for 2022. The interested cities all have major weaknesses and I believe all of them would struggle against the likes of Oslo, Munich, the Swiss bid, etc. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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