ROMNEY AGREES TO AID MAYOR FILNER IN EFFORT TO BRING OLYMPICS TO OUR REGION

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May 8,2013 (San Diego) – Mayor Bob Filner met with former Governor Mitt Romney on Monday evening to discuss the City of San Diego’s Olympic bid for the 2024 Summer Games.

Mayor Filner announced last month that the cities of San Diego and Tijuana will submit a bi-national bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics. The Mayor invited Romney to his office to ask if the former Presidential candidate, who formerly headed up Salt Lake City’s Olympic organizing committee, would lend his advice to the effort. Romney said yes.

“It is my hope that our efforts to launch a bi-national Olympic bid will be strengthened and enhanced based upon Mr. Romney’s past experience and knowledge,” the Mayor said.

The Mayor said he was grateful that Romney would be willing to advise him.

The Mayor andRomney discussed the challenges of a bi-national Olympic bid and discussed the experience Romney gained while working as the President and CEO of the Salt Lake City Organizing Committee for the 2002 Winter Olympics, the most recent games that were held in the United States.

Romney agreed to meet with Mayor Filner and give him advice and counsel concerning the process.