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.
golden promise to Olympics Bid leaders hope
financial surplus beats N.Y.'s big building
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...
Francisco touts diversity, beauty, existing
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...
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...
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
N.Y. plans for 2012 Olympics near photo
SAN FRANCISCO, CA. - - Winner Saturday
will compete with Paris, Rio de Janeiro,
Brazil, and London for international nod
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
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...
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' 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...
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...
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
Jose chosen to host Olympic-games showcase
SAN JOSE, CA. - - February's Titan Games
could aid 2012 Olympic Bid...
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...
supports Olympics Bid Backing for 2012 Bay
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....
rift with gays is healed, mutual goals prompt
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
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
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
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,
www.basoc2012.com. The Bay Area Sports Organizing
Committee is the first 2012 bid...
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....
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)...
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,...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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