D.C. council endorses area bid for 2012 games


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.

Without the resolutions, the coalition's bid for the 2012 Olympic Games would not have been considered by the U.S. Olympic Committee. The resolutions are due to the U.S. Olympic Committee by Dec. 31.

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

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