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View Poll Results: Which City For 2024 Olympics US Bid?
Phoenix 18 5.52%
San Jose 7 2.15%
Los Angeles 51 15.64%
Sacramento 6 1.84%
San Diego 23 7.06%
San Francisco 43 13.19%
Denver 25 7.67%
Washington 30 9.20%
Jacksonville 5 1.53%
Orlando 9 2.76%
Miami 26 7.98%
Atlanta 39 11.96%
Chicago 69 21.17%
Indianapolis 9 2.76%
Baltimore 9 2.76%
Detroit 16 4.91%
Minneapolis 31 9.51%
St Louis 20 6.13%
Las Vegas 12 3.68%
New York City 49 15.03%
Boston 59 18.10%
Rochester 7 2.15%
Charlotte 20 6.13%
Columbus 7 2.15%
Tulsa 8 2.45%
Portland OR 8 2.45%
Philadelphia 47 14.42%
Pittsburgh 15 4.60%
Memphis 6 1.84%
Nashville 21 6.44%
Austin 16 4.91%
Dallas 32 9.82%
Houston 35 10.74%
San Antonio 9 2.76%
Seattle 52 15.95%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 326. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-13-2012, 06:39 PM
 
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The US didn't make any bid for the 2020 Olympics, so maybe it will bid in 2024. In 2024, it will have been 28 years since the US has hosted the Summer Games.

New York has never hosted, but I feel like the majority of residents including myself wouldn't such a gigantic event here, so I don't see a New York Olympic bid happening any time soon.

Despite its loss for the 2016 games, I still think Chicago would be an excellent host city.

Boston or Philadelphia would be awesome too. They are great cities, and it would be cool to have the Olympics in one of the two most historical US cities that are the birthplaces of this country. There has never been an East Coast Summer Olympics, so either one of these cities would be great.

San Francisco or Seattle would be good choices too. The scenery in the areas would provide a stunning backdrop for the games, and both are fantastic cities.

A Texas Olympics could be an interesting choice. Though I'm not sure what city would be the best choice. San Antonio, perhaps?

Any other thoughts?

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Old 04-13-2012, 06:42 PM
 
Location: LBC
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The US didn't make any bid for the 2020 Olympics, so maybe it will bid in 2024. In 2024, it will have been 28 years since the US has hosted the Summer Games.

New York has never hosted, but I feel like the majority of residents including myself wouldn't such a gigantic ever here, so I don't see a New York Olympic bid happening any time soon.

Despite its loss for the 2016 games, I still think Chicago would be an excellent host city.

Boston or Philadelphia would be awesome too. They are great cities, and it would be cool to have the Olympics in one of the two most historical US cities that are the birthplaces of this country. There has never been an East Coast Summer Olympics, so either one of these cities would be great.

San Francisco or Seattle would be good choices too. The scenery in the areas would provide a stunning backdrop for the games, and both are fantastic cities.

A Texas Olympics could be an interesting choice. Though I'm not sure what city would be the best choice. San Antonio, perhaps?

Any other thoughts?
Maybe one with a favorable track record?
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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I'd like to see NYC get it although NYC is really too hot in the summer for many of the sports. Same with Chicago. SF, Seattle, or Boston might be better in that regard.
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:53 PM
 
Location: L.A./O.C.
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I heard Los Angeles is going for a bid after losing the bid for 2016.

Los Angeles bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:56 PM
 
Location: US Empire, Pac NW
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The US shouldn't even consider bidding for a good long while. Anti-Americanism and the IOC's stated goal of "spreading the Olympics" to other "under-served" nations guarantees that after London it will be at least another 24 years until the US is even remotely considered. Also, the IOC hates the American olympic committee because the lion's share of the advertising revenue goes to the US.

Why?

2012: London
2016: Rio de Janiero (South America)
2020: I bet Istanbul gets it, just to show that the IOC isn't "repressing" Muslim countries
2024: Somewhere in Africa
2028: Back to S. America or Asia
2032: Again somewhere in S. America or Asia
2036: ??? I bet somewhere in Europe because by then the Euro-centric ***** will be woe is unto them and gnash their teeth

In short - I don't think any US city should waste their time with a bid to the summer olympics until 2036 at the least, 2040 may be better.

At that stage in time, maybe Chicago would be a contender. I fully think NYC should consider it.

Wait no ... it'll likely go to a Canadian or Mexican city. So yeah, the Olympics should be renamed the "America Need Not Apply But We'll Take Your Money" Sports Games.
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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Indianapolis should bid
Turn the site of the Super Bowl Village into the Olympic Village.
Indy is very able to absorb the massive crowds for the Olympics plus most of the venues are already here. Only thing we would need is a big lake for kyacking. Lake Michigan will do for that.
But first we need to focus on another Super Bowl but an olympic's is on our cities mind for the Long Term Future.
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Manhattan
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I'd like to see NYC get it although NYC is really too hot in the summer for many of the sports. Same with Chicago. SF, Seattle, or Boston might be better in that regard.
Hot weather in NYC or Chicago wouldn't be an issue at all, only the peak of summer is really hot. Early or late summer would be perfect in either.
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:25 PM
 
Location: MIA/DC
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Boston, Chicago, New York, or San Francisco for the cities that offer the entire package. Dallas, DC, or Houston because of their rise to prominence, this will make it solid IMO
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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There is no point in any American city spending money to put together a bid, they are not going to get it.
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:33 PM
 
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NY's plans were awesome.

I saw renderings of Houston's bid, that one was cool too.

The OP suggested SA, that I don't see for another 50 years. The City lacks infrastructure and I doubt they would be able to foot the bill for such major upgrades.

If it is going to be in any city in Texas it would have to be Houston or DFW. Dunno how they would centralize venues there though. Building more venues would probably hurt the existing suburban ones around the metro.

SA and Austin would have to build many more hotel rooms, they would have to boost up their transit system big time. Too much would have to be done in such a short time to support an event as big as the Olympics.

The Ncie thing about the Plans for the Olympic Village in Houston was that it was centralized two miles from Downtown. It was in the shadow of three sporting venues and the Convention district with its hotels. It would have been in the center of a box made my 4 rail lines, It would be have easy access to 5 sporting venues by rail and would be near 4 Universities with sporting venues of their own.

The biggest upside thou would be that it would revitalize a really run down area
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