Bloomberg: spend; Rogge: my wife did
NEW YORK (AP) - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg had a message for people attending a sports conference organized by the United Nations and the IOC.
"For those of you who aren't from New York,'' he said, "I would ask you to do one thing before you leave, and that is spend some money. We could use the sales tax revenues.''
IOC President Jacques Rogge said his family already had contributed.
The two spoke Tuesday night at the Loeb Boathouse in Central Park on the eve of the International Forum on Sport for Peace and Development, scheduled for the following two days at UN headquarters. The meeting is a joint effort of the UN Office on Sport for Development and Peace and the International Olympic Committee, with support from the U.S. Olympic Committee.