WHAT IF: Lehigh Valley Hosted the 2024 Summer Olympics

February 21st, 2013 posted by Jason Stershic

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WHAT IF: Summer Olympics 2024

It seems that Philadelphia and Pittsburgh have been sent letters by the U.S. Olympic Committee to gauge interest in hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics. Aside from any boost Lehigh Valley may get in overflow from a Philadelphia games, what if Lehigh Valley pulled the upset and won the bid for the games outright?

Highlights from the venues:

  • Freddy Adu taking a corner kick for Team USA on the Lehigh County Sports Fields with roller coasters from Dorney Park in the background. What a picture!
  • Beach Volleyball on Sand Island with the possibility of seeing the Blast Furnaces coming out of a commercial break.
  • Handball on the Center Square in Easton. How could that be anything less than awesome?
  • Road cycling course taking a tour throughout all three major cities and every borough within Lehigh Valley.
  • Bring basketball back to its roots with an outdoor venue at Cedar Beach Park. Let’s call it Old School!

Below is your complete guide of Sports and their Venues:

SportVenue
ArcheryArchery Addictions
AthleticsTimothy Breidegam Track & Rocco Calvo Field
Athletics (Marathon)Delaware River Valley Scenic Byway
BadmintonStabler Arena
BasketballCedar Beach Park
Beach VolleyballSand Island
BoxingEaston High School Gym
Canoe and RowingLehigh River
Cycling (BMX)Blue Mountain
Cycling (Mountain Bike)Bear Creek Mountain
Cycling (Road)Allentown, Bethlehem & Easton
Cycling (Track)Valley Preferred Cycling Center
DivingBushkill Falls
EquestrianDeer Path Riding Stable
FencingSands Bethlehem Event Center
Football (Soccer)Lehigh County Sports Fields, Fisher Stadium, Goodman Stadium
GymnasticsParkettes National Gymnastics
HandballCenter Square in Easton
Hockey (Field)Ulrich Sports Complex
JudoPPL Center
Modern PentathlonTimothy Breidegam Track & Rocco Calvo Field
SailingDelaware River
ShootingLehigh Valley Sporting Clays
SwimmingRodale Aquatic Center
Swimming MarathonLehigh River
Table TennisPPL Center
TaekwondoPPL Center
TennisBethlehem City Tennis Courts
TriathlonLehigh Canal Towpath Trail
VolleyballStabler Arena
Water PoloDutch Springs
WeightliftingPPL Center
Wrestling (if applicable)Grace Hall
Opening & Closing CeremoniesCoca-Cola Park

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