Virginia is enthusiastic about being part of the Olympics, but state leaders should take a hard look at the risks.
So. Some group in D.C. wants the nation’s capital to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. If it wins the bid, DC 2024 sees big, big things ahead for the whole metropolitan area, meaning great swaths of Virginia and Maryland.
Already, Richmond is all in — because, just naturally, “It would be a tremendous economic boost for the state,” Gov. Bob McDonnell’s communications director told the Richmond Times-Dispatch. The mayor’s press secretary enthused, “we would view hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics as great for the region.”