Originally Posted by Reds/Flyers Fan
I don't think non-massive cities, especially in the U.S., have the capacity to handle the summer games. What if Cincinnati had won out? Where would tens of thousands of people stay? Downtown turns to gridlock if there is a Bengals game during Oktoberfest and we want to host the Olympics?
And some of those proposed venues for the games were absurd. The day an Olympic contest is ever held at the Nutter Center, US Bank Arena or Princeton High School will be a sad day for the Olympics indeed. One of the proposals actually called for men's basketball to be played at a domed Nippert Stadium.
To think that some people were duped into believing that Cincinnati had a chance.
Cincinnati would have been the central hub, but few of the events would have actually been in Cincinnati. they would have held things in Indianpolis, Columbus, Cleveland, Lexington, Dayton, etc....
I still think it was dumb, but Nick Vehr once came and gave a presentation at a corporate event i was at and it actually wasn't that far-fetched that they could host the Olympics. Now, it WAS incredibly far-fetched to think they could actually win it.