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B. 2015-01-08 S.F.ís Olympic dreams dashed: Boston beats out Bay Area San Francisco
C. 2014-11-20 SF considered to host Olympic, Paralympic Games SF City Hall
D. 2014-10-11 S.F. upping the ante to win bid for 2024 Olympics San Francisco
E. 2008-04-18 Torch visit cost hundreds of thousands SF City Hall
2008-04-09 Route changes mark Olympic torch relay Pier 48, SF Downtown
6. 2008-04-05 Protesters rally before torch's arrival Union Square, SF Downtown
7. 2008-03-27 Supes Consider Dueling Torch Measures SF City Hall
8. 2008-03-25 Activists want torch route to plan protests SF City Hall

SF considered to host Olympic, Paralympic Games  SF City Hall: San Francisco business and city leaders are mulling a proposal to bring the Olympic and Paralympic Games to San Francisco in 2024 S.F. upping the ante to win bid for 2024 Olympics  San Francisco withdrew from attempting to host the 2016 Olympics in San Francisco, but may try again for the 2024 Olympics Torch visit cost hundreds of thousands  SF City Hall: The city spent about $726,400 on the event, with the police paying out the most because of officer overtime Route changes mark Olympic torch relay Map of Pier 48 San Francisco
S.F.ís Olympic dreams dashed: Boston beats out Bay Area

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  The U.S. Olympic Committee on Thursday voted to make Boston the countryís candidate to host the 2024 Summer Olympics

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  SF Downtown: Heavy security surrounded runners, as the threat of violent protests prompted officials to make dramatic last-minute changes
 The only North American leg of the Olympic torch relay has been marked by confusion. Thousands of pro-Tibet and pro-Beijing demonstrators had gathered. Officials sent the torch on a new route. The closing ceremony was moved to a new site

  Golden Gate Bridge: 3 people protesting China's human rights record climbed up the bridge and tied the Tibetan flag and two banners to its cables.    The banners: One World One Dream. Free Tibet' and 'Free Tibet'. The protesters climbed s...
Apr.5 Protesters rally before torch's arrival   SF Downtown: More than 200 people took part in the 'Human Rights Torch Relay,' one of several protests planned before the Olympic torch arrival Mar.27 Supes Consider Dueling Torch Measures  SF City Hall: City Board of Supervisors' committee took action, using the Olympic torch to draw attention to human rights issues in China Mar.25 Activists want torch route to plan protests  SF City Hall: Newsom said that protesters have the right to voice against China, but the city have a responsibility to ensure a peaceful procession Mar.17 Tibet Activists Want Torch Run Canceled  SF City Hall: A group of protestors in support of a free Tibet were unsuccessful in their efforts to ask Mayor Newsom to cancel the Olympic ceremony in the city Mar.10 Tibetans protest hosting of Olympic torch  SF Downtown: Immigrants protesting Chinese control vowed to make San Francisco the focal point of demonstrations against the Beijing Games

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Nov.13 City abandons 2016 Olympic bid
  San Francisco abandoned its bid after plans for a new bayfront stadium collapsed
Nov.10 SF May Pull Bid To Host Olympics  A day after the 49ers announced they were looking to leave, the city may soon pull its bid to host the 2016 Games Sep.23 49ers Team Up With Olympics On Stadium  Bid Committee proposed to fit more than 80,000 fans into the waterfront stadium will strengthen the case Aug.10 USOC: SF May Not Be Prepared for Games  A team representing the U.S. Olympic Committee scrutinized city's proposal for hosting the 2016 Summer Games Jul.26 City Makes Short List For 2016 Olympics
  The U.S. Olympic Committee eliminated Houston and Philadelphia, leaving SF along with LA and Chicago in the running May.18 Olympic Committee Visits To Hear 2016 Bid  Members of USOC met with Mayor Newsom and members of the private sector as part of a fact-finding mission May.3 USOC To Scout City For Possible 2016 Bid  U.S. Olympic Committee will also visit Houston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Los Angeles over the next two weeks

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Nov.5 Olympics nonprofit close its office Nov.2 San Francisco lost 2012 Olympic bid to NY
  At U.S. Olympic Committee New York received 132 points out of possible total of 223 to beat out San Francisco
Oct.26 Olympic sporting demonstrations. SJ Arena Oct.20 SF Olympic proposal on shaky ground Aug.27 SF is Finalist for 2012 Olympics
  The U.S. Olympic Committee has chosen the Bay Area and New York City as finalists in the bidding Jul.14 Olympics Officials for 2012 Games bid  It is a close race between SF, Houston, New York or Washington. Stanford and UC Berkeley set aside their differences Jan.18   Bonds, Burnett carry Olympic Torch  SF Downtown: Deena Burnett ran with the torch in Oakland

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Oct.26 SF is finalist for Olympics
  US Olympic Committee also chooses New York, Washington, and Houston for nomination to host 2012 games Jun.6 2012 Olympic bid

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