COC pushing for a Toronto Olympic bid
A Toronto bid for the 2024 is looking good.
The U.S. Olympic Committees front runner for the games dropped out on Monday. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh pulled the plug on a Boston hosted games worried about cost overruns.
There is pressure now directed at Los Angles to throw their hat in.
Meanwhile, the Toronto Star says a Forum Research poll says 61 per cent of Torontonians are in favour of the city making a bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics.
A poll of residents on the weekend revealed around six in 10 said “yay” to a push for the games, 30% opposed and 9% not sure. Support was low among older adults.
Mayor John Tory said a “broad consultation” will be held on the question with city council members, residents, businesses and others.
The deadline to submit an application to the Olympics is September 15th. Toronto had an unsuccessful bid for the 2008 Olympics, losing out to Beijing.
Many of those opposed to bids for sporting events point to wasted money.
Case in point: Pan Am Games officials confirm in May and June – before the games even started – they spent roughly $10,000 on car washes, having a fleet of 1200 brand new vehicles washed and detailed, even though many just sitting unused in parking lot.
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