Washington Post CEO Supports US Bid For World Cup 2018 or 2022
The Chief Executive Officer of the Washington Post Katharine Weymouth accepted an invitation to join the USA Bid Committee Board of Directors. Ms. Weymouth has joined an exceptional list of Who's Who In America such as Henry Kissinger, Drew Carey, Mia Hamm, Joe Uva, Landon Donovan, Arnold Schwarzneggar, Donna Shalala in this Board of Director.
US President Barack Obama has also supported the US Bid for the World Cup in 2018 and 2022.
It is also the opinion of the underwriter that it may help the bid of the United States to host the World Cup in 2018 or 2022. The competition is heavy with countries such as England, Russia, Australia, Belgium/Netherlands, Spain/Portugal also bidding for the same position.
Regardless, the USA could benefit from being host of the World Cup and would prove to the world that Football [Soccer] has arrived and matured in that country. An independent consulting firm also reported that hosting the World Cup would inject five billion dollars into the US Economy.
In other news, the committee to bring the World Cup to the USA has also invited the fans of US Soccer who live in the country to show their support by signing the petition for the bid. While the USA is bidding and other countries are competing, there are rules with regards to hosting a World Cup.
The countries who want to host the World Cup 2018 or 2022 must have submitted their applications by May 14, 2010. The FIFA Executive Committee will then take a look at the bids and conduct a review process before deciding on the hosts for the 2018 or 2022 World Cup.