Monday, November 15, 2004

NY, Paris, London, Madrid or Moscow

"New York offers the Olympic movement an outstanding combination of marketing, financial and media power that can help the games achieve a new level of global prominence," Ueberroth, chairman of the U.S. Olympic Committee, wrote in The New York Times on Sunday.

New York's plan is for a stadium on Manhattan's West Side that would be home to the NFL's Jets. The uncertainty surrounding the estimated $1.4 billion project may complicate the city's Olympic hopes.

New facilities would be built for cycling, rowing, sailing and swimming. Multiuse arenas would be added for fencing, badminton, judo and wrestling.

"New York's bid is superb in every area," Ueberroth wrote. "[It] will add to the quality of life for future generations of New Yorkers and leave one of the most impressive legacies of any Olympic host."

I'm torn between NYC and Moscow. Going to Russia would help in many ways. But I've got a place to stay close to NYC.
As for the new Jets stadium, hold onto your wallets.

1 comment:

Mark Rauterkus said...

Art advertising is playing a huge role in the effort of NY City to get its bid for the Olympics.

Meanwhile, our city is home and a hub to grafitti vandals.