Carlos Bustamante

SAN DIEGO/TIJUANA ONE OF TOP 10 SITES BEING CONSIDERED FOR 2024 OLYMPIC BID

April 27, 2013 (San Diego) – Mayor Bob Filner’s efforts to win the bid to host the 2024 Olympics in our border region is getting serious consideration from the U.S. Olympic Committee.  The San Diego/Tijuana team is on the list of top 10 cities under consideration.

The Mayor announced his idea earlier this year at the opening of the San Diego’s new Tijuana office, alongside Mayor Carlos Bustamante, who is wholeheartedly behind the idea and committed to working together to make this happen.

“I am very serious about this proposal and clearly the U.S. Olympic Committee is paying attention,” said Mayor Bob Filner.  “Imagine the message we could send to the world in the true spirit of what the Olympics is all about, bringing together people and countries.  What better way to do it than with our neighbors south of the border?”

Mayor Bob Filner and Mayor Carlos Bustamante will soon name a top-notch committee to guide the bi-national effort.

FILNER SEEKS TO BRING OLYMPICS TO REGION: MAKES ANNOUNCEMENT AT OPENING OF TIJUANA OFFICE

February 28, 2013 (San Diego)—San Diego Mayor Bob Filner and Tijuana Mayor Carlos Bustamante officially opened a San Diego City office south of the border on Friday, February 22, in a show of unity and commitment to encouraging both economic growth and cultural respect.

“Somos dos ciudades pero una region.  We are two cities, but one region.  This office opening is not just a symbolic gesture, we are going to solidify our relationship and work together to build a great border community,” said Mayor Filner.