Committee selects sites for upcoming bid to bring 2012 Olympics to Dallas

Tuesday, July 18th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Dallas-AP) -- A committee of Dallas 2012 today announced 38 proposed sites that would host Olympic events one dozen years down the road.

The Dallas 2012 Bid Committee proposal with the North Texas sites will be submitted to Olympic officials in December. The American city selected will then compete with cities chosen from other parts of the globe for the Olympic site's final selection by an international committee in 2005.

The U-S Olympic Committee will choose the American candidate from Dallas, Houston, New York, Cincinnati, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington-Baltimore and Tampa, Florida. Board president Richard Greene told The Associated Press he thinks the Dallas area has an excellent chance of emerging as the international winner.

The bid would make Fair Park in Dallas the hub of the Olympic Games. If new venues are built, they will be transferred to the communities or institutions after the games.