Sunday, 28 April 2013

Tulsa wants the 2024 Summer Olympics

Tulsa wants the 2024 Summer Olympics, Although Tulsa is a small city, they still received a letter from the US Olympic Committee that asked if they'd be interested in hosting the summer games. According to an April 27 report by Inquisitr, despite the changes Tulsa would have to make, they are very interested in hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics.

Tulsa has a lot of work to do if they want to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. The city of about 400,000 would have to add hotel rooms, build and pay for an Olympic stadium and come up with the $3.5 billion, the expected cost of hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics.

“Oklahoma City would be a much better choice,” Kevin Stafford, from Oklahoma City, said. “We wouldn't have to do near the work Tulsa would. We have hotels, all sorts of sporting venues with the colleges and universities. I think Oklahoma City could handle it with only a few changes.”

Although that is a lot of work and money, it would be well worth it for Tulsa. Eight million tickets were sold for the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Almost seven million tickets were sold for the Olympics in Beijing in 2008. That would be huge boost to Tulsa's economy.

“Of course, the Olympics anywhere in Oklahoma would be great for our economy,” Stafford continued. “I'm sure events would be held here, even in if Tulsa was the hosting city. It isn't too far to Tulsa.”

Although Tulsa hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics is a long shot, it is still possible. At the time of publication, there was no information on the US Olympic Committee's final decision.

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