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Mitt Romney May Be the Key to Olympic Bid

Mitt Romney May Be the Key to Olympic Bid      

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner announced April 28, 2013, that he invited Governor Mitt Romney to lead a bi-national bid for San Diego and Tijuana to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games.

Mitt Romney smiling and a quote from him about being united.“Wouldn’t he give instant credibility to it? He has some experience with Olympics,” Filner said. 1

By May 9th, Romney had agreed to help. He has ties to San Diego. The Romneys own a home in the seaside community of La Jolla, California, a neighborhood of San Diego.

John Eger supported an Olympic bid for San Diego and Tijuana ten years ago. He is enthusiastic about Romney joining the committee.

“It would be a great collaboration,” said John Eger. Eger says Romney would add instant credibility to a local bid, addressing a top USOC concern: losing money. “With Mitt Romney, we won’t be talking about a loss,” said Eger. 2

Lauded for transforming Salt Lake’s 2002 Olympics $400 million budget deficit disaster to a $100 million surplus, Romney’s management and fundraising skills are immeasurable to Mayor Filner.

“It is my hope that our efforts to launch a bi-national Olympic bid will be strengthened and enhanced based upon Mr. Romney’s past experience and knowledge,” the Mayor said. The Mayor said he was grateful that Mr. Romney would be willing to advise him. 3

A Bi-National Olympic Bid

Filner and Carlos Bustamante, Mayor of neighboring Tijuana, Mexico, hope to make Olympic history by hosting the first bi-national games, which would require the Olympic Committee to actually change its rules and by-laws.

Though a bi-national Olympics is a new concept, Filner assured,

There’s ways to deal with the existing rules. We would like to change the rules. I think the hallmark of the Olympics is international cooperation. What could beMitt Romney with San Diego Mayor Bob Filner.more a statement of international cooperation than two countries doing this together, so I’m hopeful that we have time to deal with the International Olympic Committee and their rules and by-laws. 4

Former Governor and former Presidential Nominee, Mitt Romney, is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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