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Mirabile dictu! Somehow, the IOC chose Boston over San Francisco, Los Angeles and D.C for the US bid to host the 2024 Summer Games.
It's certianly not a done deal. Entries from many other nations are in the running for that — to be settled in 2017. Apparently that will involve much dining and wining, bribing and cajoling. PR meets politics meets pride.I figure Rome or some other city that's already done this will get it.
Meanwhile, Bostonians aer in two camps. One are the hucksters and boosters, typified by ty the Boston 2024 promoters. On the other side are detractors, including those on No Boston Olympics. Next week's show will have one of the three principals of the latter on.
This time, I'll do my best to present the case for the Olumpics. There's much to overcome on the way to winning the bid. The commonwealth's feasibility study on the bid, which came out in February, details the infrastrtucture, venue, transportation and other issues. The boosters say they have it under coontrol or soon to be.
This week is the pro-side run through. Next week will be the anti one.
We have two returning guest this morning, Laura Leventhal, Program Coordinator for the Special Olympics World Games and Nancy Vrankovic, Director of Catering and Special Events for Simms Restaurants.
With a background in Strategic Communications and Journalism, Laura has worked with CBS EcoMedia using advertising dollars to fund national community enhancement projects. Laura has explored research in Corporate Social Responsibility, which helped lead her to World Games LA2015 combining an interest in the business of Sports Management and Philanthropy.
Nancy Vrankovic is the Director of Catering and Special Events for Simms Restaurants, a company based in Manhattan Beach with a rich family history in the restaurant business. She began her career in her family’s restaurants in Arizona as a teen, bussing tables to make gas money. What began as an after school job blossomed into a career when she began managing a restaurant while attending the University of Arizona. She then worked at the Westin la Paloma where she worked her way up to Catering Sales Manager.
So last month, we featured a panel with the Chairs of the four Beach Cities Host Towns and what it takes to be a Host Town. This morning, we’ll focus on Manhattan Beach's efforts and contributions to the big event.
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Our guests this morning are Laura Leventhal, William Yarroll, Judy Peetz, Jody Leventhal and David Dill
and this morning, we’re going to learn about the Special Olympic World Games LA2015 and the South
Bay Host Cities.
Laura Leventhal is the Program Coordinator for the Special Olympics World Games. With a background
in Strategic Communications and Journalism.
Jody Leventhal is chair for Host Town Hermosa Beach. A longtime resident of the South Bay, Jody is the
CEO of JLC, a strategic marketing communications company located in Los Angeles.
William Yarroll and the’ got Kids?’ charity are the chairs for Host Town El Segundo.
Judy Peetz, co-chair for Host Town Manhattan Beach, has been a resident since 1975. She and her
husband John, bought their home as a young married couple and have remained in the same house for
David Dill, chair for Host Town Redondo Beach, has been a resident for the past 27 years. He was the
track coach at Redondo Union High School and currently works as Director of Local Program
Development and Coaches Education for Special Olympics Southern California.
As Host Towns, these four cities – El Segundo, Manhattan, Redondo and Hermosa - have the special
privilege of receiving and hosting 100 delegates each, consisting of athletes and coaches, for three days
before the opening ceremonies.
So this morning, we’re going to find out what it takes and what it means, to be a Host City for this
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Everyone in Boston seems excited about the 2024 Olumbics bid — but not all in a positive way. Last week'a ahow was just Mike presenting the plus side's position. In fairness to them, they are not pretending the city won't have to prove itself in many ways to win the final bid against the several foreign competitors.
Thi time, I'll have Aaron Leibowitz representing No Boston Olympics on to discuss theywhy not of it all.
To the boosters, the city would end up with vastly improved transportation sysatems and other infrastructure and more...all with little or no resulting debt. In faxct a big sales tactic is that only by preparing for a 2024 games will Bosotn make these upgrades.
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