The region has quite a few of the necessary venues to host the games; it would need to build a new main venue, though. But it would be fun to see Governor Rick Perry, who you just know will be the Gov. even then, light the Olympic Flame with a flame thrower.
The United States Olympic Committee has contacted 35 cities about potentially hosting the '24 games in the U.S. That is no guarantee the U.S. will even make a bid to actually host those games, but it's the start of the process.
The list is a bit of a joke. Tulsa, Oklahoma is on this list. Also on this list - San Antonio/Houston/Dallas. Not kidding. That's what it says. The USOC may as well contact "Chicago/Lincoln/Portland", too.
The U.S. may eventually host a Summer Games again, but it's not going to be in Dallas. The reason is 1996.
In '96, the Olympics were conned/swayed by Atlanta exec Billy Payne into bringing their prized toy to north Georgia. Payne convinced the International Olympic Committee that he would not only minimize the costs, but it would be profitable.
Payne pimped and whored those Games out to any corporate sponsor willing to buy a sign anywhere in the Atlanta area that summer. The problem was it didn't feel very Olympic-y, with all of that Coca Cola signage in your sights up to including a visit to the potty. Atlanta, like Dallas, was far too spread out and not pedestrian friendly.
The feeling was that after those Olympics, which were fun despite the problems, the IOC would never again return to a "second tier" city such as Atlanta, or Dallas.
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