San Francisco, one of three remaining U.S. cities vying for the 2016 Olympics, officially withdrew its bid from consideration this week after stadium plans dissolved.
The San Francisco 2016 bid committee was hoping to use the proposed Candlestick Point as its Olympic Stadium. However, John York, the owner of the city’s NFL franchise 49ers, announced that he will be scrapping the proposal for a new stadium and plans to move the team to Santa Clara.
The San Francisco 2016 committee was forced to withdraw its bid after all other stadium options were considered and ultimately rejected.
Los Angeles and Chicago remain as the two U.S. candidates. The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) can choose to submit one U.S. bid in April.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will make a final selection in 2009.
Rio de Janeiro, Tokyo, New Delhi, Prague, Rome, and Madrid are the international cities competing to be the 2016 host site.