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"NYC2012/Run for the Olympic Bid"

"NYC2012/Run for the Olympic Bid"
Title
"NYC2012/Run for the Olympic Bid"
Date 
2005
Medium 
Cotton fabric
Dimensions 
Overall: 28 in. x 5ft. 2 in. (71.1 x 157.5 cm)
Description 
White, long-sleeved tee shirt, size medium, green and white image of woman running with multi-colored text on front of shirt: "NYC2012/RUN FOR THE OLYMPIC BID/FEBRUARY 22, 2005*CENTRAL PARK*NYC/NEW YORK/ROAD RUNNERS"
Credit Line 
Gift of Jay Kriegel
Object Number 
2009.6.1
Gallery Label 
NYC2012 was founded by Daniel L. Doctoroff in 1995 to craft a plan for staging the 2012 Summer Olympic games in New York City. The $50 million dollar bid to host the Olympics had significant citywide planning implications. Doctoroff viewed the Olympic bid as an opportunity to accomplish major building projects, including revival of the East River waterfront. Plans included construction of an Olympic Village across the river from the United Nations, an aquatics center in Brooklyn, and the construction of West Side Stadium, which was envisioned as leading the redevelopment of the Far West Side of Manhattan. Other projects that were part of the bid included a rowing course in Queens, a velodrome in the South Bronx, a marina along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, an equestrian center in Staten Island, and the refurbishment of a historic armory in Harlem. New York competed against eight other cities for the right to host the games: Havana, Istanbul, Leipzig, Madrid, Moscow, London, Paris and Rio de Janeiro. New York made the short list of five cities, but London was ultimately selected as the host of the 2012 summer games.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group