Archive for July 7th, 2005

7th July
2005

First Published in The New York Sun, July 7, 2005

By Andrew Wolf

The loss of New York’s Olympic bid, the bid that no international expert really thought was realistic, somehow came as a shock. I went into the shower yesterday morning hopeful, only to emerge wet and finding out that we were early losers in the second round of voting. As much as I really don’t care about the Olympic Games, which I find boring, Gotham’s winning the 2012 Games nonetheless became important to me.

My older son, who lives in Atlanta, recently told me that we were crazy to want to have the Games here. He should know, since he was a student at Emory University in 1996, when the Games were held in Atlanta. Yet Mayor Bloomberg and Deputy Mayor Dan Doctoroff hit upon an untapped vein of boosterism within and seduced me into caring. (more…)