We believe that the San Francisco Bay Area is the best place for sports and athletes. World-class facilities, enthusiastic audiences, a dynamic economy, beautiful scenery and our perfect climate allow us to host preeminent sporting events and to offer ideal training conditions for athletes in every sport. The Bay Area Sports Organizing Committee (BASOC) serves as the driving force behind many of the regions' efforts to host the national and international sports community.

In November of 2002, our campaign to bid for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games took a "Silver Medal" from the United States Olympic Committee. Still committed to ultimately bringing the Olympic Games to the San Francisco Bay Area, we continue to showcase our venues and audiences to as many athletes and sports governing bodies as possible. We invite you to find out more about our organization and to support our mission.

We've kept the 2012 bid documents and programs from the bid, as many students request the materials as background research. Click on the 2012 material at the top of the site.

Read our quarterly newsletter, volunteer to work at an event, help to support the creation of new sporting facilities in the Bay Area, attend regional sporting events and support the home team!

Anne Warner Cribbs
1960 Olympian and Chair of BASOC

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