Tulsa Trying To Lure 2024 Olympics To ‘Real America’

A piece published online Sunday in The New York Times provides a glimpse into the city of Tulsa, Okla.’s long-shot bid to land the 2024 Summer Olympics. 

Tulsa , the second largest city in Oklahoma, would be one of the smallest communities to ever host the summer games, posing a number of obvious impediments to the bid. For one, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) requires a host city to offer at least 45,000 hotel rooms, far more than the 15,000 available in Tulsa. Nevertheless, some advocates of the bid are hopeful.

“The larger cities aren’t truly representative of what the real America is,” Jennifer Jones of the Tulsa 2024 bid committee told the Times. “The real America is the midsize cities, and we want people to see America.”

Read the entire piece in the Times here.

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