FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 18, 2004
STATEMENT BY MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG REGARDING THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE'S CANDIDATE CITIES ANNOUNCEMENT
"On behalf of eight million New Yorkers - and all Americans - let me thank the International Olympic Committee for this tremendous honor. Being selected as a Candidate City to host the Games of the Thirtieth Olympiad in 2012 is a wonderful moment in New York City history. We are proud to represent the United States in this competition, and proud to be one step closer to bringing the world's greatest sporting event to the 'World's Second Home.' Deputy Mayor Dan Doctoroff, NYC2012 Executive Director Jay Kriegel and their staff have put together an immensely compelling Bid that is worthy of the competition, and one that would leave a lasting legacy on our great City. Of course, getting the Olympics is a citywide effort - it will take the combined work of practically all New Yorkers as the selection process goes forward. Let me congratulate the other Candidate Cities that advanced this morning, and acknowledge those great cities who were not selected. We look forward to next summer when the IOC will announce the Host of the 2012 Games."
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