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London. Tokyo. Athens. Tulsa? Our northeast neighbor's Olympic dream for 2024 Published: July 1, 2013

“We don’t have an answer yet for water polo,” Neil Mavis said and the New York Times reports. “But one thing we do have is plenty of land out here in Oklahoma.”

Mr. Mavis is the dreamer in chief for Tulsa 2024, this unassuming city’s bid to host the Olympic Summer Games.

For all his enthusiasm, the odds for Tulsa, one of several cities vying to bring the Summer Games to the United States for the first time since 1996, seem longer than a gold-medal javelin throw.

The Games require an estimated work force of as many as 200,000, which would mean enlisting one of every two men, women and children within the city limits.

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