Redskins Dan Snyder supports D.C. Olympic bid

Redskins Dan Snyder supports D.C. Olympic bid
August 27, 2013, 10:30 am
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As news emerged that the Washington, D.C. region will prepare a bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, Redskins owner Dan Snyder issued his support of the cause. 

"We look forward to assisting the Washington Olympic Committee in presenting the nation's capital and fabulous surrounding region to the Olympic sporting world," Synder said in a statement.

“We are fortunate to have most of the venues needed in an internationally recognized city that is accustomed to staging high-profile events."

DC 2024 is a group organized to support the bid, and the organization released the following video in support of the bid. 

The D.C. area previously put together an Olympic bid, in conjunction with Baltimore, for the 2012 Olympics. The D.C.-Baltimore bid lost, and those Olympics were eventually held in London.

Hosting an event like the Olympics is reported to cost between $4 billion and $6 billion for the host city, and included in those costs would likely be a brand-new stadium equipped to hold the Opening and Closing ceremonies as well and Track and Field events.

In the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, the Olympic Stadium was later converted to a baseball stadium for the Braves. No word yet if a similar situation could be worked out for D.C.'s teams following the Olympics, but perhaps that could be a means for a new Redskins stadium in the years after the games.