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PR- 258-05
July 1, 2005


Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and NYC2012 today announced that Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton has agreed to travel to Singapore as a leader of New York's bid delegation for the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) 2012 Host City election, which will take place on July 6th.  Senator Clinton joins over 40 tremendous Olympians and Paralympians from 13 different nations including Gold medalists Muhammad Ali (Boxing: 1960 Gold), Donna de Varona (Swimming: 1960, 1964 2 Gold), Jackie Joyner-Kersee (Athletics: 1984 Silver, 1988 2 Gold, 1992 Gold, Bronze, 1996 Bronze), Ian Thorpe (Swimming: 2000 3 Gold, 2 Silver, 2004 2 Gold, Silver, Bronze, Australia), Bonnie St. John (Skiing: 1984 Silver, 2 Bronze, Paralympian) Nadia Comaneci (Gymnastics: 1976 3 Gold, Silver, Bronze, 1980 2 Gold, 2 Silver, Romania), Janet Evans (Swimming: 1988 3 Gold, 1992 Gold, Silver, 1996) and Gao Min (Diving: 1988 Gold, 1992 Gold, China).

"I am honored that Senator Clinton will be joining us in Singapore to advocate for New York City's bid to host the 2012 Olympics," said Mayor Bloomberg.  "The Olympic Games is the greatest global celebration of humanity, competition and friendship. As a well-known and respected figure around the world, Senator Clinton will help deliver our message that New York can bring the world together in unique ways for the Games. She will bring tremendous strength to our bid, and help lead our terrific delegation.  I look forward to working with her in Singapore to bring the Games of 2012 to our City."

"It is an honor to accept Mayor Bloomberg's invitation to join this extraordinary delegation of New Yorkers and Americans, and to help present to the International Olympic Committee the City's magnificent plan to host the 2012 Olympic Games," said Senator Clinton. "The Olympics have long held a special place in my heart, and I have seen the power of the Games first-hand. The spirit of international camaraderie and partnership exemplified by the Olympics thrives everyday in New York City, and I am proud to do all I can to help bring the 2012 Games to the greatest city in the world."

Senator Clinton will participate in New York's 45-minute presentation to the IOC on July 6th at 10:30 AM in Singapore (July 5th at 10:30 PM EST).  That evening, the 2012 Host City announcement ceremony will commence at 7:30 PM (July 6th at 7:30 AM EST).  New York City is competing with four other Candidate Cities for the right to host the 2012 Games: London, Madrid, Moscow and Paris. 

For more information about the bid, visit NYC2012's official website at


Edward Skyler/Jennifer Falk   (212) 788-2958

Philippe Reines (Senator Clinton)   (202) 224-2873

Laz Benitez   (NYC2012)
(917) 287-6075

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