With a decision expected next week (Dec. 16) on a possible U.S. bid for the 2024 Olympics, the Bay Area Council today (Dec. 12) briefed Bay Area legislative staffers on our efforts to bring the Games to the San Francisco Bay Area. Working with San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, the Council is serving as interim fiscal agent in support of the effort.  George Broder, Senior Advisor to the Bay Area Council and a former deputy to Peter V. Ueberroth for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games Organizing Committee, delivered the briefing. The ’84 Games generated a $225 million surplus.

The presentation covered topics such as the International and US Olympic Committee bid process and rules, potential location of the Olympic Village, main stadium and other venues, along with transportation, housing and infrastructure benefits from hosting the event. Four U.S. cities are finalists to be chosen by the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) to go to the international bid stage — Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington D.C. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will accept bids in the fall of 2015 and award the 2024 Games in 2017.

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