Filner, Romney Discuss 2024 Olympic Bid

San Diego and Tijuana are joining together in hopes of hosting a bi-national Olympics

By Sarah Grieco
|  Wednesday, May 8, 2013  |  Updated 4:12 PM PDT
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Filner, Romney Discuss 2024 Olympic Bid

Courtesy of the mayor's office

Bob Filner and Mitt Romney met to discuss the 2024 Olympics.

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Mayor Bob Filner has met with former presidential candidate Mitt Romney about the effort to bring the 2024 Olympics to San Diego and Tijuana.

Filner mentioned the conversation briefly during Tuesday morning’s the city council budget meeting. 

“I had the opportunity to spend some time yesterday with Governor Romney who is now living here in San Diego, and he will be an adviser to our bid,” said Filner. “He has graciously talked about it.”

Romney has agreed to advise Filner and Tijuana Mayor Carlos Bustamante’s committee to bring the Summer Olympics to the bordering cities in 2024.

Filner, a democrat, says the former republican governor could provide sound advice regarding the international games because of his involvement with the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Filner said that when he met Romney on Monday, he was “incredibly down to earth and friendly and creative,” and then joked that, “He didn’t come across that way on television.”

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