The Washington Baltimore Olympic Bid Committee met a critical deadline this week when the D.C. Council passed a resolution Tuesday supporting the group's effort.
The Baltimore City Council passed a similar resolution in November.
The resolutions also state that both councils acknowledge the USOC expectations and requirements regarding governmental participation in the bid process. They also reaffirm the committee's official status as the regional representative to bid for the U.S. candidate city designation for the games.
Washington-Baltimore will compete against Houston, Cincinnati, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, New York, Seattle and Tampa-Orlando, Fla. The selection of a U.S. city will be made in 2002 by the U.S. Olympic Committee. The U.S. candidate would then face several foreign applicants. The International Olympic Committee is to announce its choice in 2005.
Pub Date: 12/03/98