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Cross-Border Olympic Dream Dies

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Well that was fast. The surprise joint bid from San Diego and Tijuana to host the 2024 Summer Olympics was shot down today by the US Olympic Committee, which just discovered that cross-border bids are against the rules. "The news was delivered as San Diego Mayor Bob Filner and his Tijuana counterpart, Carlos Bustamante, prepared to name a cross-border planning committee within the next week and unveil a logo." LA's still in the running, though. [Sports Illustrated, image via]