Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Olympics in our Future?

An interesting partnership between Bexar County and Northside ISD is bringing a National/International Standard Swimming Competition Facility to San Antonio.  The facility will meet USA Swimming Standards and is not only for district use; they hope to attract national and international diving and swimming competitions.  The facility will be the only one like it in Texas and one of only four in the nation (two in California and one in Florida.)

San Antonio ISD is also looking to improve Alamo Stadium to make it a professional level Soccer field.
If this happens it would be a joint venture with Spurs Sports and Entertainment.

Is San Antonio gearing up to be an Olympic contender?

The Olympics bring a lot of prestige to a city and many city governments dream of one day being a host.  But the Olympics are extremely expensive due to the number of venues, logistics and security required.  Maybe if San Antonio and Austin shared the billing it could work though, because Austin already has several facilities on the UT campus and skulling events could take place on Town Lake.  New Braunfels could supply the rapids for kayaking events.  Fort Sam already has an Olympic development program for Pentathlon. Maybe we could even use Camp Bullis.  Hmmmmmmm.......

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