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2024 Olympics In Detroit??

February 20 2013 | 6 comments

The United States Olympic Committee has sent letters to the mayors of the 25 largest cities and metropolitan areas in the U.S, including Detroit, to see if they are interested in making a bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games.

10 other cities that have expressed interest in hosting the Olympics also received letters.

In a Detroit 2020 report last August, Dave LewAllen looked at if the dream of Detroit becoming an Olympic city is realistic.

The letter to the mayors states that the staging of the Games is an “extraordinary undertaking for any city, with operating budgets in excess of $3 billion, not including costs associated with venue construction and other infrastructure.”

The letter also says requirements for an Olympic host city include:

-45,000 hotel rooms
-An Olympic Village that sleeps 16,500 and has a 5000-person dining hall
-Operations space for over 15,000 media and broadcasters
-An international airport that can handle thousands of international travelers per day
-Public transportation service to venues
-Roadway closures to allow exclusive use for Games-related transportation
-A workforce of up to 200,000

Read the entire letter here:

021913 USOC Letter to Bid Cities by Wxyz-tv Detroit

 

 

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  1. maggie isaacs February 20, 2013

    I think this would be a wonderful opportunity to get detroit back on the map and bring it back to life. I was born and raised in detroit and i have seen it diminish over the years and it breaks my heart everytime i go to visit my grandfather who has lived on the east side for nearly fifty years in the same house. I have dreamed about seeing the olmpics my entire life, but never could afford to go. This would be a dream come true for me.

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  2. ttolb February 23, 2013

    i would pick iraq over detroit even for the garbage man games!

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    Mary Reply:

    Why don’t you just go live in Iraq then?

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    ttolb Reply:

    and why don’t you tell that mayor dave bing and your state gov. to stop the killing in your city and provide jobs in which detroit has never had for decades!not to worry my chicago will turn into your detroit in 5 years!that’s why i’m very glad that rio de janerio got the 2016 games because south america has never hosted and olympics and chicago is just like detroit cannot pay its teachers!if durbin, south africa bids in 2024 no usa city will get the games!

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    Davonte Reply:

    Its a disgrace that you put your own city of Chicago down, DETROIT AND CHICAGO are Brother Cities I hate to see both Great cities go through all the BS turmoil, but Detroit has been going through it all every since the 1967 Riot , its terrible we have Billionaires like Bill Gates around who has a NET WORTH of $70 Billion when only the City Of DETROIT is in a – $300,000,000 deficit He can reach out and give away $5 Billion to the city and Chicago also, but Detroit has lost 1.2 Million residents since 1950 its now down to 700,000 residence back in 1950 NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES, CHICAGO, & DETROIT were the top 4 Populated cities now Detroit is 18th….

    ttolb Reply:

    i did back my bid but changed my mind after all the corruption was going on in my city like it is in your detroit!

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