Daniel Snyder, Redskins back Olympic bid (updated)

August 27, 2013

Will an Olympics cauldron grace D.C. in 2024? (Reuters)

The Olympics in the Washington-Baltimore area? Owners of two local pro teams are cool with the idea.

“We look forward to assisting the Washington Olympic Committee in presenting the nation’s capital and fabulous surrounding region to the Olympic sporting world,” Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder said in a statement released through the Redskins. “We are fortunate to have most of the venues needed in an internationally recognized city that is accustomed to staging high-profile events.”

Wizards, Capitals and Mystics owner Ted Leonsis added his two cents and sent readers to the official DC2024 site on his Ted’s Take blog: “This is an important effort. Learn more. I intend to be very supportive of this effort in every way possible. Our community is situated well to be great hosts to the Olympic Games.”

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