Texas governor visits Olympics

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There may not be many Texans competing at the Winter Olympics, but the state was well represented at a U.S. Olympic Committee reception Tuesday night.

Gov. Rick Perry flew into town to attend the reception at the University of Utah. Members of the Houston 2012 Foundation also were there to promote the city’s candidacy to be the American choice to host the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Houston was named one of four finalists for the American nomination in October, joining San Francisco, New York and Washington. Four other cities – Dallas, Los Angeles, Cincinnati, and Tampa – were eliminated.

The USOC will make its selection in November. The International Olympic Committee will make its final choice in 2005.

Joshua Benton