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For more than three years, BASOC has been organizing local events, building legacy projects to benefit the community and teaching children throughout our region about the ideals and values of Olympism.

Click below to read recent Bay Area and national press coverage chronicling our efforts to bring the 2012 Olympic Games to the San Francisco Bay Area.

November 1, 2002
S.F.'s golden promise to Olympics Bid leaders hope financial surplus beats N.Y.'s big building plan
SF BAY AREA, CA : As they try to win the hearts and minds of U.S. Olympic officials picking a candidate to host the 2012 Summer Olympics, San Francisco and New York are offering bids as far apart philosophically as the cities are geographically...

October 30, 2002
San Francisco touts diversity, beauty, existing facilities.
PALO ALTO, CA : Towering redwoods and the fog-shrouded Golden Gate Bridge provide the scenic backdrop. The surrounding Silicon Valley contributes the economic vitality. Every street corner offers ethnic diversity rivaled by few cities in the world...

October 30, 2002
Perspiration condemnation for N.Y. Games
The 123 members of the U.S. Olympic Committee are about to choose between San Francisco and New York as their candidate for the 2012 Summer Games. Before they vote on Saturday, they should hear from some of us who attended or competed in Olympics in the two cities...

October 27, 2002
Bay Area CEOs bolster Olympic bid.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA. - - Big names could sway site selectors and drive fund raising. The Bay Area Sports Organizing Committee has signed a team of high-powered CEOs to chair its corporate council, a move that could translate into a well-financed Olympic bid...

October 27, 2002
S.F., N.Y. plans for 2012 Olympics near photo finish
SAN FRANCISCO, CA. - - Winner Saturday will compete with Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and London for international nod in 2005.

October 26, 2002
Side by side Breaking down the Olympic bids
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- San Francisco named world's favorite U.S. city by Condé Nast Traveler for 13 of past 14 years. Has world-renowned icons with Golden Gate Bridge and cable cars. California ranks first nationally in international tourism and fifth globally in economy...

October 26, 2002
S.F. Rallies for 2012
SF BAY AREA, CA -- Thousands rallied for San Francisco 2012 in San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland on Saturday, October 26th. Supporters, Olympians and Volunteers were on hand...

October 16, 2002
S.F. supervisors support Olympics bid
SAN FRANCISCO, CA. - - The Board of Supervisors gave the mayor full authority to sign the "host city agreement" with the International Olympic Committee if the Bay Area is picked as the site of the 2012 Summer Games....

October 15, 2002
Bay Games' gold medal bid director Bob Stiles knows how to think big
SAN FRANCISCO, CA. - - In San Francisco's marathon pursuit of the 2012 Summer Olympics, the man behind the scenes parcels out smiles grudgingly, doesn't suffer fools and knows how to get things done -- in five languages...

October 15, 2002
Bay Area submits bid summary for 2012 Games to U.S. panel
SAN FRANCISCO, CA. - - Bay Area Olympic bidders have dropped 100 pages of reasons on the U.S. Olympic Committee why San Francisco and not New York should be the U.S. candidate to host the 2012 Summer Games...

October 14, 2002
The Giants Win The Pennant!
SAN FRANCISCO, CA. - - At long last, Barry Bonds will get his chance. Kenny Lofton hit an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning that sent Bonds to his first World Series....

October 13, 2002
San Jose chosen to host Olympic-games showcase
SAN JOSE, CA. - - February's Titan Games could aid 2012 Olympic Bid...

October 13, 2002
Fort Ord could get Horse Park, move likely to boost S.F. Olympic bid
MONTEREY, CA. - - A local equestrian group unveiled plans Sunday for a horse park at the former Fort Ord, saying it could help San Francisco win its bid...

October 3, 2002
Poll supports Olympics Bid Backing for 2012 Bay Area Games
San Jose, CA: A Bay Area Olympics has gained strong public support according to a poll being released today by the group trying to bring the 2012 Summer Games to a region known for its political dissension....

October 3, 2002

Olympic rift with gays is healed, mutual goals prompt move
After years of ill will between the U.S. Olympic movement and the Gay Games athletic competition, organizers of the gay event and boosters of bringing the Olympics to the Bay Area in 2012 said Wednesday that they had joined forces to help each other's causes.

October 1, 2002
2012 Olympics partisans vow traffic's no problem.
Backers of the effort to get the 2012 Olympics to the Bay Area say they can ease traffic jams by not allowing fans to park near the events...

September 22, 2002
Most of Bay Area's Olympic bid available online
In the interest of serving the public and making its story available to all, the group attempting to bring the 2012 Summer Olympics to San Francisco and the Bay Area has put its bid-about...

September 22, 2002
BASOC is first 2012 bid city to make its bid available to the public online.
Officials trying to bring the 2012 Olympics to the Bay Area have posted their 700-plus-page bid proposal on their official Web site, The Bay Area Sports Organizing Committee is the first 2012 bid...

September 20, 2002
United States Olympic Committee to Select U.S. Candidate City for 2012 Olympic Games.
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. - - The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) Board of Directors will select the U.S. candidate city for the 2012 Olympic Games when its meets Saturday, November 2 in Colorado Springs....

September 17, 2002
BASOC Ethics Letter from Anne Cribbs
Dear Friend: Since the earliest days of our Bid to bring the 2012 Olympic Games to the San Francisco Bay Area, the Board of Directors and staff of the Bay Area Sports Organizing Committee (BASOC)...

August 26, 2002
S.F. hopes for silver, eyes gold
CHICAGO - An effort to bring the 2012 Olympics to the Bay Area reaches a critical juncture Tuesday as the U.S. Olympic Committee's bid evaluation task force names two bid city finalists. San Francisco, Houston,...

July 18, 2002
Support Olympic bid
IF WISHES DO COME true, the Bay Area will be more than ready in 10 years when announcers declare it's time to "Let the games begin." The latest presentation for the region's bid to...

July 17, 2002
Hopes rise on Bay Area Olympic bid
Officials working to bring the 2012 Summer Olympics to the Bay Area were encouraged Tuesday by a report that San Francisco and Washington, D.C., are believed to be the front-runners in the domestic competition...

July 16, 2002
S.F.'s bid in top two U.S. sites for 2012
San Francisco and Washington, D.C., appear to have strengthened their front-runner status to become the U.S. candidate in the bid to host the 2012 Olympics. Although the finalists won't be narrowed to two until September,...

July 16, 2002
Bay Area tour makes favorable impression
Now the real work begins. A U.S. Olympic Committee team visiting the Bay Area to evaluate its bid for the 2012 Summer Games ended a 1 1/2-day tour Monday, overlooking San Francisco's fog-shrouded skyline and...

July 16, 2002
Olympic officials give Bay Area bid high marks
SAN FRANCISCO -- U.S. Olympic Committee officials had only kind words for the Bay Area on Monday as they wrapped up their brief, unexpectedly tumultuous and final visit before picking a U.S. city to...

July 16, 2002
USOC Gives San Francisco High Marks
SAN FRANCISCO, July 15 -- The U.S. Olympic Committee site evaluation team looked a combination of satisfied, exhausted and mind-boggled as it concluded its evaluation of San Francisco's bid for the 2012 Summer Games...

July 15, 2002
Area Olympic bid gains steam
The Bay Area bid to win the U.S. candidacy for the 2012 Summer Games has gained momentum with a behind-the-scenes endorsement from a prominent Olympic official. "If I were going to spend time in one...

July 14, 2002
The place to set Olympic records
A TEAM from the U.S. Olympic Committee arrives today in the Bay Area. It's the last stop on a tour of four cities hoping to be the U.S. choice to host the 2012 Games. Sometimes...

July 13, 2002
T.O. officials eye bid for 2012 Games
Toronto could be back on the Olympic bid merry-go-round in less than a year. And this time the city would have an excellent chance of winning the 2012 Summer Olympics if they bid, says...

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