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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 2002 - Community. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 17, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/20875/show/20761.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 2002 - Community. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/20875/show/20761

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Title Houstonian 2002
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  • Students of the University of Houston
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  • University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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  • University of Houston
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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  • University of Houston
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Transcript formal bid in 2001, and would hear the final decision from the USOC in fall 2002 (each country was allowed to nominate only one city for each Olympics). If Houston was chosen, it would have some tough competition from other cities around the world. The arguments for and against Houston were pretty strong. Proponents of the idea who thought the city would have a good chance cited Houston's multi- culturalism, the number of possible venues, and prominence in medicine and energy, among other factors, as good reasons that made the Bayou City the prime candidate for hosting the Olympic Games. Naysayers argued that Houston was too hot, humid and polluted to be a realistic host city. The venues would range over an extremely broad expanse of the city and Houston did not have a good public transportation system. Texas also had a bad international reputation for its death penalty stance. The 2002 Winter games were held in Salt Lake City, and the International Olympic Committee doesn't often put the Games in the same country so close together. Also, with the events of Sept. 11,2001, many felt New York City would get the automatic vote. But Atlanta, host of the 1996 Games, is just as hot and humid as Houston; the city's light rail system was expected to be up and running by 2012 and if Beijing, which had a bad reputation for human rights violations, could host the 2008 Games, then why couldn't a Texas city get them? Despite all the arguments on both sides, no one could dispute that it would be an honor of the highest magnitude to host the Olympic Games. - Nikie Johnson On him! Before he gets away! Rugby visited UH's Robertson Stadium when the U.S Eagles and the South African Springboks fought it out. While it wasn't the Olympics, it was another international event. Photo by Kevin Harwerth Just Breathe.... The Reese Gymnastic Cup was held at Hofheinz Pavillion. It was an international event and strengthened Houston's bid for the Olympic! Photo by Kevin Harwerth Don't play with matches.... The torch went through Houston during the Olympic torch relay. Here, Lane Speaker, one of the torch carriers, shows the torch to a little girl. Photo by Ken Fountain Swifter. Higher. Stronger. Hotter? More mosquito-infested? In October 2001, the city of Houston made the first cut in the race between American cities vying to host the 2012 Olympic Games. Eight cities had submitted bids, and four cities (Houston, New York City, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.) remained after one round of eliminations. Included in Houston's bid was a proposal that would make the University of Houston, as well as neighboring Texas Southern University, the site of the Olympic Village. The athletic arenas would include Reliant Stadium, the Compaq Center, the Johnson Space Center and Galveston Bay. The bidding process was a long and detailed one that officially began for Houston in 1997 (but had been in the works for years even before that) and could last until as late as 2005. The Houston 2012 Foundation, the organization in charge of promoting Houston to the United States Olympic Committee, submitted a 679-page ommunity Houston 2012 <_245/