2024 Summer Olympics in...Columbus?

By Ramzy Nasrallah on February 23, 2013 at 9:56a
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Ohio State's Jesse Owens collects another gold medal at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

Ohio State's Jesse Owens collects another gold medal at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Suck it, Hitler

Letters have been sent to mayors of the nation's 25 largest cities and 10 others to gauge interest in a potential bid to bring the Summer Olympics back to the U.S. for the first time since 1996, when Atlanta hosted. Salt Lake City held the most recent Winter Games, in 2002.


Columbus is the only city in Ohio to receive interest from the committee.

Though unlikely to win, the Olympics would be a boon to Central Ohio's already booming infrastructure. It's an international city with a solid airport and transportation options that would also receive upgrades ahead of the event.

Traffic nightmare? Unavoidable. If Atlantans and Los Angelinos could handle it for a couple of weeks, so can Central Ohioans.

 


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