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George Mason

What if Baltimore had landed the Olympics?

What if Baltimore had landed the Olympics?

A little more than a decade ago, a group of business executives and civic leaders envisioned a moment when the world's eyes would be riveted by events in the Baltimore-Washington area: the lighting of a cauldron followed by two weeks of elite athletic competition.

The group hoped to bring the 2012 Summer Olympics to the region — and with it, billions of dollars in revenue and tens of thousands of new jobs.

Baltimore would be the scene for soccer, gymnastics, triathlon, cycling and field hockey. The waters near the Naval Academy would be used for the sailing competition. The hills of Patapsco Valley State Park would challenge mountain bikers. University of Maryland dorms...