S.F. Begins Effort To Land '24 Games IOC's Bach: Reform Will Make Bid Process Friendlier IOC Releases Reform Agenda Beijing Seen As Front-Runner For '22 Games Giants' Baer Leading Bay Area's '24 Bid USOC May Help Colleges Fund Olympic Sports Boston Bid Hinges On Proximity Of Venues Boston Mayor Changes Tune On Olympics Bid Boston Bid To Use Computer Model To Make Case Could Oslo's Move Be Impetus For IOC Change?
Published February 24, 1998
MORE REAX FROM NAGANO: In Toronto, Al Strachan: "The people who ran this Olympics did so with a degree of gentility, civility and politeness that absolutely astonished Olympic veterans" (TORONTO SUN, 2/24). In San Jose, Ann Killion: "Japan restored dignity to the Games. The corporate sponsors were here but low-key" (MERCURY NEWS, 2/24). In Boston, Bob Ryan: "The Nagano Olympics worked for everyone. ... The Olympics are the Olympics are the Olympics, and if American TV can't get a proper handle on it, the fault lies within itself, not the event it is trying to cover" (BOSTON GLOBE, 2/24). A SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS editorial: "The Olympics have become an overly commercial, overly professional and overly political event, but they still have their moments" (EXPRESS-NEWS, 2/24).