2024 Smmer Olympics: Detroit-Windsor Joint Bid?

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It's probably an Olympic record we don't want, and it's not marked with any banner or highway sign.

But no other city in the world has made more Summer Olympic bids than Detroit — seven — and never landed the games.

The closest Detroit ever came was its 1963 proposal for the 1968 games, when it finished second to Mexico City. City leaders more or less stopped trying once the 1972 games went to Munich.

As I watched Boston's $4.6-billion bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics collapse several weeks ago amid financial concerns, I started wondering if Detroit could ever get into physical condition for an eighth bid at Olympic glory.

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