What 2024 Summer Olympics Would Mean for D.C. Area Residents
WASHINGTON (CBSDC) - Recently we learned the Summer Olympics could possibly be coming to Washington, D.C. in 2024, something Redskins owner Daniel Snyder is now actively working to help make happen.
There are both positives and negatives that come along with the concept of the nation’s capital hosting the Olympic Games – things to take into account like traffic, traffic and traffic – nearly all of which was outlined by 106.7 The Fan’s Holden and Danny on Wednesday.
Here are their main concerns:
“Do you know what a cluster-you-know-what this town is going to be with the Olympics here?” Holden asked rhetorically. “Like traffic’s not already bad enough? Add another hundred-thousand people to the mix, most of which don’t even speak English, and you have a recipe for a disaster.
“Yes, I get it,” he continued. “There’s already security in Washington, D.C. You’re going to need more security in Washington, D.C. You’re gonna have drunkards running all over this town from God knows, who knows where.
“If you have to work anywhere in a fifteen-mile vicinity of Washington, D.C., and probably farther than that, because all these events are spread out, the Potomac River’s just going to be a mess, it’s going to take you hours upon hours, Danny, to get to work. If our studio is in Washington, D.C., or even in Lanham for that sake, our forty-minute drive is going to turn into two hours and forty minutes. There’s too many people. It’s too big a hassle. I have no desire to have the Olympics in my hometown.”
“That’s a terrible, terrible, terrible case that you just made.” Danny rebutted. “This is the greatest even that the world has. It’s this and the World Cup. The Winter Olympics stink. The Summer Olympics are wonderful.”
“The Super Bowl is better,” Holden jumped in.
“The world, world scale,” Danny said. “This isn’t just the Super Bowl for the couple cities that care.”
“Well that’s what I don’t care,” Holden said. “I don’t care about the rest of the world. This is America.”
“You should,” Danny replied. “I know it’s America. And this would be great for us, here in America.”
“Why? You’re gonna lose money too, by the way, did you know that?” Holden asked.
“The losing of money, here’s what you’re not thinking about,” Danny continued. “They have to make a ton of preparations in order for the Olympics to be here. In other words, they’ve got to renovate stadiums, they’ve got to renovate roads, they’ve got to do a bunch of stuff where, granted it will be a cluster-f as you mentioned, for five or six weeks, as long as the folks are here, after that, you know what we’re left with? Better roads, more efficient ways to get around.”
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