Joint San Diego-Tijuana 2024 Olympics Bid Unlikely due to IOC Rules

May 3, 2013

A cross-border bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games by San Diego and Tijuana in Mexico is unlikely after the US Olympic Committee (USOC) said it would go against international rules.

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner and Tijuana’s Mayor Carlos Bustamante had announced they were in the process of unveiling a logo and naming a cross-border planning committee.

However, medstore USOC CEO Scott Blackmum said any proposal in this vein would ‘have its challenges.’

This was followed by USOC’s Chief of Protocol and Bids, try Christopher Sullivan announcing there no ‘opportunity for them to bid together’ according to IOC rules.

Filner said he was ‘undaunted’ by the news and that ‘the true spirit of the Olympics embodies my conviction that we should vigorously pursue the dream of having two countries host the Olympics in the greatest bi-national region of the world. Rules and bylaws can be changed.’