San Diego mayor wants Mitt Romney to lead Olympics bid

Romney asked to push for 2024 San Diego Olympics

SAN DIEGO - San Diego Mayor Bob Filner says he wants Mitt Romney to lead a bid to bring the Olympic Games to San Diego, and its Mexican neighbor to the south, Tijuana.

Filner says that he plans to ask the former presidential nominee to be honorary chairman of the bid for the 2024 Summer Games.

He says he and Tijuana Mayor Carlos Bustamante hope to name a bi-national committee next week to lead the effort.

Filner, a Democrat, says the Republican Romney will give instant credibility to the effort.

Mitt Romney oversaw the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah. He also owns a house in La Jolla.

He is currently a board member of Marriott International, Incorporated.

Romney has yet to comment on whether he's interested in taking the position.

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