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BASOC: San Francisco 2012 Olympics Bid
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What are bid themes?

More than 400 volunteers—including Olympians, technology experts, transportation officials, administrators, developers, environmental experts and marketing specialists—are working to develop a winning Olympic bid, and the best Olympic Games ever staged.

BASOC's bid comprises 19 themes, ranging from competition venues to the Games' cultural legacy.

Click to read summaries of each theme:

National, Regional & Bid City Characteristics
Overview The San Francisco Bay Area is among the world’s greatest economies, driven by the knowledge-based industries of the future...

Legal & Guarantees
Overview The Bay Area Sports Organizing Committee (BASOC) formed a legal committee to address legal issues arising from the Bid...

Customs & Immigration
Overview San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has been designated as the official arrivals facility for the 2012 Olympic Games for...

Environmental Protection
Overview From the beginning, BASOC made a commitment to place environmental excellence at the center of its Bid and to...

Meteorological & Environmental Conditions
Overview There are few metropolitan areas in the world with more beautiful topography than the San Francisco Bay Area, and...

Security
Overview BASOC brought together representatives from federal, state and local law enforcement in order to assess and plan for the...

Medical Services
Overview The San Francisco Bay Area is world-renowned for its high-caliber health care and pioneering research—conducted most notably at...

Official Program, Sports Organization & Sports
Overview The Bay Area Sports Organizing Committee (BASOC) has selected the last week of July and the first week of...

Olympism, Culture & Legacy
Overview As the Olympic charter states, "the goal of the Olympic movement is to contribute to building a peaceful and...

Olympic Village
Overview The Olympic Village designed for the 2012 Olympic Games in the San Francisco Bay Area embodies Olympic ideals and...

Accommodations
Overview The San Francisco Bay Area offers some of the finest accommodations in the world. Hospitality is part of San...

Transportation
Overview The San Francisco Bay Area has one of the most extensive transportation networks of any metropolitan region in the...

Technology
Overview The San Francisco Bay Area is the world’s technology innovation engine, and the technology revolution here is transforming the...

Media
Overview Media. It is the window through which the entire world experiences the Olympic Games. From print and television to...

Finance
Overview BASOC’s objective was to produce a conservative and fiscally responsible budget that does not require financial support from local...

Marketing
Overview The San Francisco Bay Area is the fifth-largest metropolitan market in the United States. With a population of over...