Agence France-Presse reports:
Florida’s chief financial officer on Monday told the International Olympic Committee that the state would be happy to host the Olympics Games amid speculation that current hosts Japan may back out.
Jimmy Patronis sent a letter to Thomas Bach, the head of the IOC, “to encourage you to consider relocating the 2021 Olympics from Tokyo, Japan to the United States of America, and more specifically to Florida.”
“With media reports of leaders in Japan ‘privately’ concluding that they are too concerned about the pandemic for the 2021 Olympics to take place, there is still time to deploy a site selection team to Florida,” he said.
Dear @Olympics Committee, please consider Florida open for business with open arms for your world class athletes to compete for the Gold🥇. No other place in the world has what we have to offer. 🇺🇸 🇮🇹 🇩🇪 🇬🇷 🇬🇧 🇯🇲 🇫🇷 🇨🇱 🇲🇽 🇨🇦 🇯🇵 🇪🇬 🇮🇳 🇳🇴 🇦🇺 Come enjoy our hospitality. #flapol https://t.co/LHwsuHHsuo
— Jimmy Patronis (@JimmyPatronis) January 22, 2021
Florida CFO asks for 2021 Olympics be moved to Florida if COVID causes Tokyo to cancel https://t.co/T5T7AM2Z9t
— WFLA NEWS (@WFLA) January 25, 2021