Mayor Hickenlooper, Governor Ritter Statements on Olympics

Mayor Hickenlooper, Governor Ritter Statements on Olympics

Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper and Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter issued the following statements today regarding the International Olympic Committee’s decision to award the 2016 Summer Games to Rio de Janeiro:
 
“Chicago made a great run at the 2016 Summer Olympics and we are proud of the effort by Mayor Daley and his team to bring the Games back to the United States,” Mayor Hickenlooper said. “We plan to work closely with the U.S. Olympic Committee, Gov. Bill Ritter and our community to explore what opportunities might exist to once again showcase our world-class city on an international stage.”
 
“While it’s disappointing that the Games will not be returning to the United States in 2016, we congratulate Rio de Janeiro for capturing the first Games that will be held in South America,” Gov. Ritter said. “We also offer our thanks and gratitude to the International Olympic Committee for all of its hard work in making this decision. In Colorado, our interest in attracting and hosting world-class athletic events, including the Olympics, remains extremely high and we will follow the guidance of the USOC when it comes to any Olympic efforts. As we consider possible next steps, I look forward to working with Mayor Hickenlooper, the Metro Denver Sports Commission and the U.S. Olympic Committee in the near future.”
 
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Contacts
Eric Brown, 720.865.9016, eric.brown@denvergov.org
Evan Dreyer, 720.350.8370, evan.dreyer@state.co.us


Posted on Oct 02, 2009 (Archive on Dec 31, 2009)
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