San Diego-Tijuana Olympics Bid Nixed
Eric Demarcq / L.A. Weekly Flickr pool
San Diego and Tijuana holding hands like ebony and ivory, together in perfect harmony, side by side, hosting the Olympics?
Not going to happen. Yes, the dream of brownfolk and surfer dudes working in tandem to host the 2024 Summer Games was a pipe dream:
Turns out the Olympics don't allow two countries to submit one bid for the summer shindig.
So said U.S. Olympics Committee spokesman Patrick Sandusky this week. He told the Washington Post:
There's no opportunity for them to bid together.
San Diego sunset by Mert Turkoglu / L.A. Weekly Flickr pool.
UCLA Bruins Women's Basketball vs. Arizona Wildcats Womens Basketball
TicketsSun., Jan. 29, 2:00pm
Anaheim Ducks v. Colorado Avalanche
TicketsTue., Jan. 31, 7:00pm
Los Angeles Lakers v Denver Nuggets - Verified Resale Tickets
TicketsTue., Jan. 31, 7:30pm
CSUN Men?s Basketball vs. Long Beach State Men's Basketball
TicketsWed., Feb. 1, 7:00pm
The binational bid was the brainchild of San Diego Mayor Bob Filner and his TJ counterparts, who wanted to show off the near-5-million population border region to the world.
Bummer. Maybe this will happen in the next century when Mexican Americans finally complete their reconquista of California and this land becomes ours again!
L.A., by the way, appears to be one of about nine U.S. cities still in the running to become America's Next Top Olympic City in 2024.
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter Our daily newsletter delivers quick clicks to keep you in the know
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in Los Angeles, delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday.