Monday, February 12, 2018

UPCOMING EVENT: Discussing Cincinnati and its Bid to Host the 2012 Olympics

With the 2018 Winter Olympics underway in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the Independence branch of the Kenton County Public Library thought it'd be a good time to revisit a piece of little known local history: Cincinnati's bid to host the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.

I've written about the effort here on QC/D before and am looking forward to discussing it with a presentation at the library on February 22, 2018. To me, the bid represented pride, passion, and bold vision, something not always found when looking at our region's future. It was ambitious, unlikely, and a constant uphill battle, but it's fun to think about "what if?"

What if the 2012 summer games had been in the Queen City and not London? Could that have even happened?

Come learn about it at the Kenton County Public Library on 1992 Walton Nicholson Rd. in Independence, KY. 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on February 22, 2018.

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1 comment:

  1. I have a request. Do you have any information on the Gruen Watch Factory? My mother worked there in the early 50's...around the time it closed. Would love to see you do a story on that. I found an old postcard labeled "Gruen Watch Makers Guild, (East View) Time Hill, Cincinnati, O., U.S.A." I can't figure out how to post it here...