Could Akron Host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games?

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Could Akron, OH play host to the 2022 Winter Olympics? Akron Beacon Journal writer Bob Dyer certainly thinks so.

Yesterday, Dyer penned a sprightly column detailing how and why Akron is a prime pick for the 2022 bid.

His case? The excess of wintry weather, plethora of existing infrastructure, and established geographic reputation ("Tell the truth: Before the approach of these games, had you ever in your entire life uttered the word 'Sochi?'") could put us leagues above the competition.

Read the rest of his argument here.

What do you think? Would you like to see Akron emerge as a contender? We could see the old Rolling Acres Mall revitalized as the Olympic Village.

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