The United States Olympic Committee said this month that it would not compete in bidding for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in order to better position the country as a candidate to host the 2024 Summer Games.
That could be good news for Dan Knise, who led the effort to bring the 2012 games to the Baltimore-Washington region.
Though Knise said no official talks have taken place, the idea of bidding again has begun to percolate.
“We’re at least thinking about, ‘Should we do it?’” he said. “But that’s probably something we’ll talk about more this fall after the Olympics are over. There’s a lot of reasons to believe we would be a good candidate.”
Gov. Martin O’Malley, who was Baltimore’s mayor at the time of the 2012 bidding, was a “big supporter” of the effort.
“He was a big supporter, and I’m sure would continue to be a big supporter,” Knise said.
The 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Utah, and the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta were the most recent Olympics that took place in the United States.