Matt Potter 3:38 p.m., Dec. 10
Tijuana’s piece of Olympic dream likely over
Olympic Committee notifies San Diego bi-national host out of question
The longshot bid for San Diego and Tijuana to jointly host the 2024 Summer Olympics has likely been shut down in the early stages of the process. As of April 26th, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) charter stated that the SD-TJ area was among 10 cities expressing interest in hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics so far. The Associated Press reported Tuesday, April 30th, that U.S. Olympic Committee spokesman Patrick Sandusky said the city of San Diego was informed the IOC charter does not allow a bid by bordering countries.
The bid was considered a longshot considering obstacles the U.S.-Mexico border would supply. The last and only time Mexico hosted the Olympics was the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City.