[Philly] Seven years ago, Philadelphia was among five U.S. cities seeking to qualify to host the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, but it failed to make it to the medal round.
The U.S. Olympic Committee wants to know if the city is ready to get back in the game.
Letters went out this week to gauge interest for 2024 among the nation’s 25 largest cities – including Philadelphia – and 10 others, the USOC said.
Mark McDonald, Mayor Nutter’s spokesman, was noncommittal Wednesday about whether the city would apply, but he spoke enthusiastically about what an honor it would be to host the Games.
“From a Philadelphia perspective, we have a pretty impressive array of facilities and amenities that would get us close to the starting line,” McDonald said. He called it an “exciting prospect.”
I’m all in for this. Not to get people’s hopes up or anything, because I highly doubt this will happen, but it would be pretty cool right? The Olympics in Philly. TSP press passes for everyone.