Summer Olympics In DC In 2024?

Updated: August 28, 2013

Yes, Washington DC is again seeking the right to host the Summer Olympic Games! I covered the last push in 2002 and although the DC committee had a nice presentation, the Games were eventually awarded to London.

I was fortunate enough to spend a month in Atlanta covering the 1996 Games, amazingly the last time the Summer Games were held in our country. Hosting the world wide event is a great opportunity to show National Pride, something that would be great for America. Is it time for the Nation’s Capital to get a shot?

Hosting the Games is a very expensive endeavor, estimates of a $5 billion dollars price tag, or more. Redskins owner Daniel Snyder and Winter Sports King Ted Leonsis have already expressed support and I imagine the Lerner family may as well.

Tom Blaz is a co-owner of the DC Sports Report and The Recruiting Eagle, which focus on Athletics at Auburn University. You may follow Tom on twitter at #RecruitingEagle