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Washington Baltimore Regional 2012 Coalition records, [olympic bid]

 Collection — tube: 22
Identifier: MS2168

Collection Scope and Content

This collection contains reports, meeting agendas, legislative bills, legal documents, programs, brochures, posters, maps, photographs, video and audio tapes. The material dates in range from 1997-2007. These are the records of the Washington, DC 2012 Coalition during its bid for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games to be held in the Washington Metropolitan Area. The collection includes materials use in the preparation of the Coalition's bid, its final printed preliminary and revised bids, and the International Olympic Committee's reports. The collection also includes materials from other cities' Olympic bids and the 1996 Atlanta, 2000 Sydney and 2004 Athens Olympic and Paralympic Games, which were used to prepare the Coalition's bid.

Gift of Dan Knise, 2002.

Dates

  • 1997-2007

Creator

Restrictions on Access

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Restrictions on Use

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Historical or Biographical Note

The Washington, DC 2012 Coalition was established to bid on the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Coalition consisted of representatives from the District of Columbia, Maryland and Northern Virginia who lobbied the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) to select the D.C. Metropolitan Area as the U.S. candidate city.

Originally entitled the Washington/Baltimore Regional 2012 Coalition, the organization was established in 1998 and Dan Knise was named President and Chief Executive Officer. In 2000, it was renamed the Chesapeake Region 2012 Coalition, and finally the Washington, DC 2012 Coalition in May 2001.

The Coalition submitted its initial U.S. bid to the USOC on December 15, 2000. After visiting the bid sites, the USOC selected New York City, the District of Columbia, San Francisco and Houston as U.S. semi-finalists in October 2001. However, New York City and San Francisco were chosen as U.S. finalists in August 2002, and in November, the USOC selected New York City as the U.S. candidate city to be submitted to the International Olympic Committee. On July 6, 2005, London was announced as the site selected for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Extent

14 Linear Feet

Language

English

Abstract

These are the records of the Washington, DC 2012 Coalition during its bid for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games to be held in the Washington Metropolitan Area. The collection includes materials use in the preparation of the Coalition's bid, its final printed preliminary and revised bids, and the International Olympic Committee's reports. The collection also includes materials from other cities' Olympic bids and the 1996 Atlanta, 2000 Sydney and 2004 Athens Olympic and Paralympic Games, which were used to prepare the Coalition's bid.

Collection Organization

This collection is not fully processed and does not yet have series designations.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Dan Knise, 2002

Creator

Title
Preliminary Guide to the Washington Baltimore Regional 2012 Coalition records, 1997-2007
Status
Completed
Author
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Date
2007
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

Contact:
2130 H Street NW
Washington 20052 United States of America