- By Jessica Kramer
- Published: September 10th, 2013
Liberty University’s campus is conveniently located on the doorstep of our nation’s capital. Seizing this opportunity, generations of students have explored Washington, D.C., utilizing it for internships, leisure and its architectural beauty.
Come 2024, students may be able to add watching the Olympic Games to their D.C. to-do list. According to The Washington Post, Washington, D.C. has placed a bid to host the 2024 summer Olympics.
As an American and devout patriot, I would love for the world to come to America and experience our history and principles within our capital. I feel it would be a terrific opportunity to showcase our form of government and the true heart and spirit of the United States.
At the moment, we are the only major world power not to have hosted an Olympic Game in the capital of our nation, and because of this, I feel Americans need to step up and commit for the sake of nationalism. I also take in mind the fact that it would be a once in a lifetime opportunity to witness something so international in the world’s most influential and important city.
The District of Columbia Olympics Committee, responsible for organizing this bid, seems to be fairly optimistic about D.C.’s chances. Bob Sweeney, president of the committee, confidently stated his thoughts in an article in USA Today Sports.
“We think we enter the race as a front runner,” Sweeney said.
According to the U.S. Olympic Committee, D.C. was one of 35 cities to receive a letter of interest, though only 10 are expected to express interest as serious candidates.
The bid still has a long way to go, but the push will be well worth the positive experience.
If successful, Washington, D.C. will be the first city in America to host a Summer Olympic Game since the 1996 Games in Atlanta. Maybe it is time we show the world what we have once more, and no better way than in the center of it all, Washington, D.C.