FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 6, 2005
MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG'S STATEMENT ON THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE EVALUATION COMMISSION REPORT FOR THE 2012 GAMES
"We're extremely pleased that today's IOC report puts New York in the top tier of bidding cities. In fact, with approval of the New York Sports & Convention Center, the New York bid would be indistinguishable from Paris and London. New York has put together an exceptional bid, and we had a great visit in with the Evaluation Commission in February and the hard work has clearly paid off - this race is neck and neck. It's clear that if we get the Sports & Convention Center approved, we are in a terrific position to win the Games. New Yorkers and Americans are counting on us, and it is imperative that the Sports & Convention Center is approved today."
Edward Skyler/Jennifer Falk (212) 788-2958