Bay Area Council Supports 2024 Olympic Bid

The Bay Area Council today applauded the announcement that San Francisco is being considered as a possible bid city by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic games. The Council, which played a key role in assembling the region’s previous bids to bring the Games to the Bay Area in 2012 and 2016, released the following statement in response to the USOC’s announcement:

“As any athlete knows, you can’t win unless you’re in the game,” said Jim Wunderman, President and CEO of the Bay Area Council. “The business community is excited for this opportunity and ready to do its part. Today’s announcement puts San Francisco and the entire Bay Area firmly in the game to host one of the world’s greatest sporting and cultural events. This is a terrific honor and we are grateful that the USOC sees the immense potential that the Bay Area offers, with its innovative power, natural beauty, philanthropic spirit and technological know-how, to represent the nation on a global stage. We now embark with excitement on a long and careful process to ensure that if we are chosen to do this, that we do it right and in a way that benefits the entire region. We can only do that by working together, something this region has shown time and time again that we are capable of doing and with great success.”

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