Friday, March 23, 2007

Bids for 2014 Winter Olympics Presented in AS?

Yep, today is the day that American Samoa hosts the bid presentation for the 2014 Winter Olympics! American Samoa?! To tell you the truth, it's all been pretty hush-hush around here. I have no idea where they are having this meeting today, and it's not like we're having wild parades and the like. Oh well.

Roundup: 3 cities to present bids for '14 Games
The Associated Press
Published: March 23, 2007


"Delegations from the three cities hoping to be host of the 2014 Winter Olympics were set to present bid proposals Friday to the Oceania National Olympic Committee, holding its annual meeting in American Samoa.

Representatives from Sochi, Russia; Salzburg, Austria; and Pyeongchang, South Korea, started arriving in Pago Pago this week, along with a seven-member delegation from China, host of the 2008 Summer Games. Officials representing each city have declined to discuss their bids in advance. The International Olympic Committee is to select the host city on July 4 during its session in Guatemala City.

The head of American Samoa's Olympic committee, Ben Solaita, said, 'It may seem odd to some people, but not to us' that the bids are being heard in the island territory."