September 7, 2005 |
Los Angeles organizers say they will announce plans today to bid for the 2016 Olympics, a campaign that, if successful, would give the city its third Summer Games and the United States its first in 20 years. Los Angeles was the scene of the Summer Olympics in 1932 and 1984; no other U.S. city has served as host more than once.
March 10, 2007 |
A multilayered package of financial guarantees designed to satisfy demands of the U.S. Olympic Committee was unveiled Friday in Chicago by city officials alongside leaders of the city's bid for the 2016 Summer Games. Worst-case financial scenario for Chicago: $500 million.
July 7, 2006 |
British Prime Minister Tony Blair may have revolutionized the Olympic bid process by lobbying intently for London in its successful quest to play host to the 2012 Games. Now, with the U.S. Olympic Committee weighing a 2016 bid and Los Angeles among five American cities under consideration, the game plan that delivered the Games to London a year ago Thursday has become a template -- and challenge -- for U.S. officials. Traditionally, U.S.
May 27, 2006 |
Remember Peter Ueberroth, the man who pulled the Olympic movement up by its bootstraps in 1984 by organizing a Los Angeles Olympics that had us all beaming like members of the chamber of commerce? Well, he is back in the middle of the Olympic movement, still pulling on bootstraps. Ueberroth, 68 now, is chief executive of the United States Olympic Committee and is in the catbird seat for much of the decision-making that could set the course for the Games of 2016.
March 7, 2007 |
Last week, it was fortune cookies passed out on the Blue Line by L.A. Olympic bid officials with the fortune saying, "Los Angeles 2016: Where the world comes together." Here, it was a worker at the taxi stand at O'Hare International Airport, wearing the button pinned on a jacket: Chicago 2016. Details, big and small, all to promote the respective bids for the 2016 Summer Games during visits by a United States Olympic Committee evaluation team.
April 15, 2007 |
Peter Ueberroth tore open the white, business-sized envelope and silently read the slip of paper it contained. His eyebrows rose a fraction of an inch. Probably without realizing it, he glanced twice to his left. Leaders of the group that had hoped to secure the 2016 Summer Olympics for Los Angeles were seated to his right. They knew they weren't about to get good news.