From the Archives: Scranton, Pennsylvania Receives Furtive Chuckles from World Class Cities in 2028 Olympic BidMonday, July 11th, 2016
SCRANTON, PA (Sportsman’s Daily Wire Service) It’s twelve years down the road, but it’s not too early for the International Olympic Committee to entertain serious considerations as to which city will host the 2028 Summer Games.
Among the more well known cities to throw their hats into the ring are Rome, Istanbul, Boston, Prague, Cape Town and Toronto.
Perhaps the most unlikely potential host city bidding for the games is Scranton, Pennsylvania. When officials from Scranton attended a recent IOC event, members from Madrid, Tokyo, and Istanbul could be heard chuckling every time the Northeastern Pennsylvania city was mentioned.