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Published April 30, 2013, 12:00 AM

Cross Border Olympics


In this Nov. 30, 2010 file photo, Carlos Bustamante, the new Mayor of the northern border city of Tijuana, left, looks on as he is sworn in at the City Hall in Tijuana, Mexico. It takes hours to cross the border from Mexico, the National Football League's Chargers are threatening to leave if they don't get a new stadium, and San Diego hotels are stretched every June when more than 100,000 comic-book fans pack a convention center for the Comic-Con pop-culture extravaganza. As they mount an unusual bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, San Diego and Tijuana are playing down their shortcomings by playing up a new spirit of cross-border civic pride. San Diego Mayor Bob Filner says he and his Tijuana counterpart, Carlos Bustamante, hope to name a cross-border planning committee within the next week and unveil a logo. (AP Photo/Alejandro Cossio, file)
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