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If you havenít been able to keep up to date on BASOCís latest press stories, donít worry. Check out our Recent Press archives. Read all about stories concerning the San Francisco Bay Area bid for the 2012 Olympic Games.

June 26, 2002
Helping the bid process
The city that will be selected to represent the United States in the bid to bring the 2012 Summer Olympics to this country won't be named until November. And the host country for those...

June 24, 2002
Track meet an Olympic audition STANFORD COMPETITION MAY AID 2012 GAMES BID
Smile, Bay Area. Don't let your voice warble. And remember to curtsy when you're done. You might not have even practiced your lines. But we're all auditioning this weekend for one of the biggest shows...

June 21, 2002
Napa Valley welcomes Olympic Games opportunity
It's official: Napa supports the Bay Area bid for the 2012 Summer Olympics. When Napa Mayor Ed Henderson stood up and purchased the first "Bridge to the Future" pin at the weekly Kiwanis Club...

June 5, 2002
Olympic vision Palo Alto's Anne Cribbs closer to making a dream come true with her leading efforts to bring the 2012 Summer Games to the Bay Area
Anne Cribbs remembers her Olympic experience as if it were yesterday. It was 1960. She was Anne Warner then, a tow-headed 15-year-old who qualified for the Rome Olympics by winning the 100- and 200-meter breaststrokes at the...

April 18, 2002
Olympics bid team reveals its game plan International star Michael Johnson to help beat out 3 other U.S. cities
SAN FRANCISCO -- Profit. Natural beauty. Environmental awareness. Cultural and intellectual diversity. A longstanding tradition of sports excellence. Those are the primary reasons for bringing the Olympic Games to the Bay Area, said an...

April 18, 2002
S.F., Silicon Valley potent lures in bid to win Olympics
As the Bay Area tries to beat out New York, Houston and Washington, D. C., for the right to be the U.S. bid city for the 2012 Summer Olympics, local organizers are emphasizing the...

April 18, 2002
Legacy has significance for Michael Johnson, one of history's greatest runners who Wednesday joined an effort to bring the 2012 Summer Olympics to the Bay Area. Johnson, who retired last September at the Goodwill Games,...

April 18, 2002
Johnson endorses Bay Area bid The track star likes the idea of having the 2012 games close to home
SAN FRANCISCO - He grew up in Texas, went to Baylor and still owns a home near Dallas. But one of America's biggest track stars isn't throwing his support behind Houston's bid to host...

April 14, 2002
Local committee wants to bring 2012 Olympics to Bay Area
(04-14) 12:52 PDT SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Anne Cribbs has no trouble convincing people that hosting the 2012 Olympic Games would be a good thing for the San Francisco Bay area. The games would...

April 12, 2002
South Bay featured in Paralympics bid
An international event for disabled athletes would primarily be held in the South Bay if San Francisco secures the 2012 Summer Olympics. A revised bid submitted to the U.S. Olympic Committee this week has Santa...

April 12, 2002
East Bay Olympic ambitions gain a role in new proposals Committee would use Walnut Creek, Antioch practice sites, facilities
Business and civic leaders in Antioch and Walnut Creek are hoping to bring a piece of the 2012 Olympics to their cities if San Francisco wins the bid to host the games. The Bay Area...

April 10, 2002
Bay Area revises bid for 2012 Olympics Plan cuts sprawl, puts more events at Stanford, Cal
A group that is working to bring the 2012 Summer Olympics to San Francisco has put more of the Bay Area into its Bay Area bid. Acting on suggestions from the U.S. Olympic Committee...

April 10, 2002
Rivals unite in pitch to secure Olympics BASOC changes strategy to limit the number of venues
Don Shaw may coach volleyball at Stanford, but he became a vocal supporter of Cal in efforts to bring the 2012 Olympics to the Bay Area. Shaw recommended Cal's Haas Pavilion as a favorable site...

April 5, 2002
Bay Area panel boost bid for 2012 Olympics
A Bay Area group seeking the 2012 Summer Olympics sent a 300-page addendum to its original 700-page bid to the U.S. Olympic Committee yesterday in time to make Monday's deadline. The Bay Area Sports...

March 26, 2002
Davis Signs Bill on Olympic Bid Funds
Gov. Gray Davis signed into law Monday legislation that would provide up to $250 million in public money to help finance San Francisco's 2012 Olympic bid. The group pushing to bring the Summer Games to...

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