Florida Is Bidding To Replace Japan As The Host Of The 2021 Olympics

Florida is bidding to host the 2021 Olympics if Japan drops out.

Media reports say that Japan has privately concluded that it was too risky to host the games.

Jimmy Patronis, CFO of Florida, sent a letter to International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach on Monday.

“I am writing to encourage you to consider relocating the 2021 Olympics from Tokyo, Japan to the United States of America, and more specifically to Florida,” Patronis wrote.

“Prior to the pandemic, Florida was welcoming 900 people per day to our state, and in the past few years overtook the State of New York for total population,” he said.

“When most of the major states were shutting down their economies, we were fortunate enough to have a Governor that recognized the important balance of fighting the virus with keeping the economy open,” he continued.

“Moreover, Governor DeSantis has partnered with the private sector to rapidly distribute vaccines to our most vulnerable populations. Unlike other states, when the COVID-19 vaccine comes to Florida it doesn’t just sit on the shelf wrapped in government red tape; it moves fast to protect our communities,” Patronis said.

Patronis noted that the state has successfully hosted numerous sports events during the pandemic, including UFC and the NBA bubble, while also allowing the NFL and college games to continue.

Florida has “has ample hotel capacity and well-maintained transportation networks to accommodate the kind of infrastructure required for a major undertaking of this sort.”

“Additionally, our international tourist destinations, like Disney parks have been open and operating safely in Florida for some time. In fact, Disney serves as an incredible model for how to run a complex organization in the midst of COVID-19,” Patronis noted.

 

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Anonymous
7 months ago

Guys regardless of whether you support DeSantis/Republicans/Trump’s new party or not, this is just a pipedream. This is NOT the same thing as hosting a Super Bowl. You’re talking hundreds of events in venues that need to be built in and around the host city. You can have some events far from the host city but not all. Granted, many people won’t travel to the games because of COVID but then why host the games at all? I’d rather host in the future where we can properly plan for them and as many spectators from around the world as possible can come. Most likely the IOC will delay another year or choose a city that has hosted the games in the past. And remember, he’s a politician. I expect to see in a future ad how he worked “tirelessly” to bring the Olympics to FL.

Anonymous
7 months ago

I actually gamed this out months ago and South Florida could hold the Olympics but it would have to be in the dates the Winter Olympics are held and the big issue would be dorms for athletes. Atlanta was too hot so South Florida will be too hot in August.

Anonymous
7 months ago

“well-maintained transportation networks”
ROFL!!!!

Anonymous
7 months ago

The turnpike is very maintained

Anonymous
7 months ago

He definitely cannot be referring to Florida.

William
7 months ago

It takes years to properly plan these type events. No way this could happen without it ending as a massive embarrassment.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Florida already has a large amount of stadiums available to be used so other than getting people into the state I dont think this would be a major endeavor

Anonymous
7 months ago

LOL, of course it will. Those stadiums all need to be in the same city!

J.M.
7 months ago

I mean, this seems to be a statewide effort. I don’t think they plan on having all the events in one city. I think this is possible if Miami, FTL, Tampa, and Orlando and others share responsibilities….

Anonymous
7 months ago

Yes, and just look at these stadiums. The majority of them are old and out dated. Domed stadiums are a must if we want to attract well traveled visitors for the Olympics in Florida’s weather.

Undertaker
7 months ago

Soccer competitions in inter Miami FC
Basketball in AAA
Swimming at UM
Water events in marine stadium
Big event at the hard rock
Gym events at Marlins stadium..
Olympic park in Hialeah park or bayside

Hell yea!!! Why not, stop being party poppers

Miami 2021

Anonymous
7 months ago

DeSantis drinking trump’s bleach

Anonymous
7 months ago

Better than smoking Gillum’s fentanyl-laced crack.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Very well said. I love de Santis. He’s doing a great job

Afi Keita James
7 months ago

and thank god for that, something that california pos newsome dont.

Anonymous
7 months ago

I’ll take Gillium any day over that buttlicking gayboy Lindsey Graham.

Anonymous
7 months ago

This comment is gross. Don’t be a homophobe.

Anonymous
7 months ago

“Don’t be a homophobe”

The bible says being a homo is a sin, I guess the bible is homophobic also?

Afi K James
7 months ago

Stfu, both parties suck.

Anonymous
7 months ago

But only one party took it upon themselves to storm and fuck up this nation’s capitol building and threatened to hang the vice president.

Anonymous
7 months ago

HUGE waste of money. Literally.
Beijing’s 2008 Summer Olympics generated $3.6 billion in revenue, compared with over $40 billion in costs, and London’s Summer Games in 2012 generated $5.2 billion compared with $18 billion in costs.

Additionally WHY would anyone want several thousand people coming to town from anywhere else in this pandemic? Unless they are slow-suicidal.

Pass. Use those $20-40 Billion (with a B) on infrastructure such as I-95 widening and Better local train system.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Infrastructure spending is great! But 95 is already wide enough. Adding more lanes is not the solution to our problem. Better local, regional, and interstate transit will help.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Induced_demand

Anonymous
7 months ago

We need to get covid testing and treatment to be extremely accurate and timely otherwise this potential opportunity could have serious downside for the health of residents.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Doom and gloomer.
I bet you’re one of those driving solo with the mask on

Daniel
7 months ago

Idiotic!!!! The most stupid idea that anyone could sell right now. 500 000 people have died because of Covid. Just to get a broader perspective, more Americans have died because of Covid than they did in World War II.

Anonymous
7 months ago

How many people die from Cancer, Diabetes and the yearly flu? In the grand scheme of things, COVID is not a top ten contender on the worlds most deadly pandemics and yet the economic catastrophe will be in the top ten.

Anonymous
7 months ago

This is a ridiculously childish, ignorant, uninformed argument, people who die from these different diseases dont get them all at the same time and arent overwhelming the system all at the same time. Please educate yourself on the basics of COVID..

Anonymous
7 months ago

Shut up doom and gloomer

Anonymous
7 months ago

Some people are able to face the reality of the situation and others stick their thumbs in their ears and just imagine everything’s ok.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Cancer and Diabetes is not transmitted by some asshole without a mask.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Another doom and gloomer.
He/she knows for sure Covid was the final cause of death of all those people

Anonymous
7 months ago

And look up how many people die each year of medical malpractice, heart disease, the seasonal flu, although they’ll probably just say its covid or “covid related” with the flu. There’s roughly 330 million people in this country. DO THE MATH. So when you state comparisons to war related deaths, remember all the other stats as well.

Afi Keita James
7 months ago

More people died in these illegal and disastrous wars than all of those who died in covid 19 combined.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Miami has enough stadiums to host it

Anonymous
7 months ago

In addition to Tampa and Orlando

Anonymous
7 months ago

Who cares about Tampa or Orlando. This is The Next Miami

Anonymous
7 months ago

But to host the Olympics without spending money on new projects in a condensed timeline, spreading the venues out over 3 cities makes the most sense.

Anonymous
7 months ago

No, Miami doesnt have enough stadiums or current infrastructures to host the many different games that Olympic games need and spreading it out to Orlando/Tampa areas, which are 3-4 hours away, is laugh out loud LAUGHABLE!

Anonymous
7 months ago

Why would any one suggest this lmaoooo

Anonymous
7 months ago

Must be a cousin to Mana…

Anonymous
7 months ago

You can’t just host the olympics last second like this, there’s no way it happens

Go Florida go!
7 months ago

Great idea.
Why not go for it? You got nothing to lose from trying and everything to gain.

Anonymous
7 months ago

I mean attendance would be limited so infrastructure shouldn’t be that big of an issue. As long as you have stadiums and venues to stream everything online you are good.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Replacing in 2021 for something which takes years to prepare for and against a country and city with some of the best infrastructure in the world? No.

Putting the thought out there replacing 2024 or 2028 in Paris or Los Angeles? Possibly.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Florida has the ability to host the event, but the US doesn’t have the ability to control the COVID-19. Seems like China is now the only country that has both abilities.

Azarius
7 months ago

This is the best idea I’ve heard in a while. Really would boost our economy!!

Azarius
7 months ago

Plus it should be held in central Florida between Tampa and Orlando

Anonymous
7 months ago

It should be in Miami

ty3
7 months ago

are you on crack, no olympics in history has paid for itself, there are always millions in debt afterwards.

Anonymous
7 months ago

How will it boost our economy when a lot of people won’t travel here because of COVID? Most host cities lose money on the Olympics in normal times.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Because the spend hundreds of millions on shiny new projects that do not take account of their viability after the games. If Miami/Orlando/Tampa were to host it would use existing infrastructure. I am sure attendance would be extremely limited and it would mostly be covered via live stream/TV networks.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Yes… you can’t even go to a Dolphins or Heat game because of this corona virus. Trump called it the “Chinese virus,” and Japan has woke up and realized it would be stupid to try to host the Olympics right now when they’re next door to China.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Is it not the Chinese Virus? Did it not originate in Wuhan province of the People’s Republic of China? Did the Chinese authorities warn the world of the virus or did they try to squash and silence anyone who dared bring up the events occurring in Wuhan?

I have nothing against the Chinese people, in fact I admire their traditions and culture, but I do not have the same deference for the Chinese Communist Party who choose to save face rather than alert and contain the outbreak within their borders.

Afi K. James
7 months ago

Thank you.

Anonymous
7 months ago

You’re delusional

Anonymous
7 months ago

It’s the Coronavirus. Calling it the Chinese Virus is just simply racist.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Absolutely! A bone headed politician, with a bone headed idea.

Azarius
7 months ago

Despite what everyone is saying Florida has the infrastructure N venues in order to cater to the Olympics maybe in 2 years

Azarius
7 months ago

Between Orlando Tampa and Miami we have enough hotels and Brightline should be operating by then

Anonymous
7 months ago

Two years from now is not this summer.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Are we really doing the Olympics during a pandemic? Shouldn’t me move them to next year?

Anonymous
7 months ago

99% survival rate

Anonymous
7 months ago

As we all know Florida has a higher population of older residents, so lets look past your context-free statement and assume its a 98% survival rate (which is still optimistic considering our demographics)…please let me know which 2% of our 21.5 million residents you would like to perish (that’s 430,000 people FYI). Not to mention the total collapse of our healthcare system…

Anonymous
7 months ago

That is why DeSantis ordered that the most vulnerable demographic (I.e older residents) receive the vaccine first rather than the racial equality garbage that other governors have tried and failed to implement. If we have such a large portion of our population that is the most at risk of succumbing to the disease, why is it that we are not in the top 5 let alone top 20 of deaths per million in the US? The naysayers said that FL opening up when it did would overwhelm and collapse our healthcare system and yet we are still waiting for the doomsday prediction to come true.

Precautions and good scientific analysis should be paramount, not useless political posturing that ignores the science when it does not suit the policy most aligned with the party line.

Anonymous
7 months ago

And most of them will be vaccinated by tomorrow. And our healtchare system is doing just fine. Next.

NYC Transplant
7 months ago

You think they’re going to run the marathon through The Villages?

Anonymous
7 months ago

Wouldn’t work

Anonymous
7 months ago

De Santis pipe dream

Anonymous
7 months ago

when hes doing a good job unlike dem governors but you have to follow MSM because you cant think on your own.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Worn out repugnant comment.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Obviously you learned to read in a Democrat-run school, because “Patronis” is not “DeSantis.”

Anonymous
7 months ago

“when hes doing a good job unlike dem governors but you have to follow MSM because you cant think on your own”

This comment is as dumb as the person who wrote it.

ty3
7 months ago

de santis has nothing to do with it, if you havent noticed south florida realtors are going nuts trying to promote Miami as something its not and will never be…

Anonymous
7 months ago

How are sofla realtors promoting miami?

Anonymous
7 months ago

You are partially correct. No Olympics that embarks on massive infrastructure development footed by the taxpayer ever pays off as the cities are left with massive stadiums that are hardly ever used after. In this case the short time frame means no new spending projects and therefore it would be like a hosting a Super Bowl but on a much larger scale.

lolz
7 months ago

“Florida has ample hotel capacity and well-maintained transportation networks to accommodate the kind of infrastructure required for a major undertaking of this sort.”

Hahahahahahahahahaha hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

Anonymous
7 months ago

this is a ridiculous idea. for the future, of course, we should get on it and try to bring the Olympics to South Florida!!!

Anonymous
7 months ago

Guys
Don’t waste your time.
Miami ain’t getting the Olympics.
There’s no way
We don’t have the weather for it in the summer.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Man, people act as if Miami in the summer is Dubai or Death Valley. Yes, it’s very humid and quite hot, but if hosted in June or July it would be quite manageable with temperatures in the low/mid 80s. Miami has the moderating effect of the ocean which keeps temperatures from climbing to extremes (highest recorded temp was 100 in 1942) . Would it be hot for someone accustomed to summer temperatures in the 60s you bet, but for many people in the world Miami’s summer temperatures are the norm.

Anonymous
7 months ago

This will never happen but it’s great publicity for the state.

Richard M. Collins
7 months ago

Miami, Tampa, Orlando and Jacksonville should share the events.

Anonymous
7 months ago

I think that it would be an interesting challenge for Florida to take this on. Orlando has hosted the NBA and Tampa is hosting the Superbowl. I feel that if the Olympic Committee aimed to have a mostly virtual event then Florida has enough stadiums and hotel space to host attendees. Unfortunately its not a challenge that South Florida alone could take on.

Anonymous
7 months ago

If it were held here, i bet it’s either Doral or the kitschy guitar shaped hotel.

Anonymous
7 months ago

bring the olympics to hialeah, we have plenty of canals to host the canoeing and kayaking competion

Anonymous
7 months ago

What a joke! Just because half of Americans have been duped into thinking that somehow we are successfully addressing the Covid crisis, the rest of the world sees us as the abject failure that we are. We have had the worst developed-world response and consequently have the highest rates of sickness and death. Why would an international organization be so irresponsible as to endorse our poor behavior, poor performance and dangerous public health policy by hosting anything here? And who would come?

Anonymous
7 months ago

Truth. The same people who said that “Everything’s fine!” with covid are the same who said that our elections were rigged. Because of course if you keep saying it enough, or loud enough, it’ll eventually become true. Just like the virus went away last April, then again in the summer with the heat. Injecting bleach will do it. I’ve seen that takes it out in, like, a minute. Or maybe very strong sunlight inside the body.

Mr. Miami
7 months ago

New York has been slammed. Plus, that idiot Cuomo has been under reporting. As a lefty, I still think DeSantis has done a good job of not wrecking the economy. Plus, we need to cull people, with all these breeders having planet nibblers killing the earth.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Too funny. A place with a much higher infection rate is saying it can “safely” host the games. DeSantis has no shame.