Portland To Host 2024 Olympics?

Well, not exactly.  Portland was one of 35 cities solicited by the USOC to gauge interest in bidding on the 2024 Olympics. I know it is considered an honor to host the Olympics but count me as one how hopes it doesn’t happen.  The USOC notes that the operating cost for hosting the olympics is estimated to be $3 billion and that does not include constructions costs for stadiums, aquatic centers, and the olympic village.  Basically it all adds up to a lot of money Portland doesn’t have and I doubt will have in 10 years.  I know Portland does not foot the bill for the whole thing but still hardly seems worth such a huge expense. Here is an interesting blog post from the Portland Business Journal about our long odds.

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