David Hill Joins World Cup Bid BOD
Fox Sports Chair on board to lure World Cup to US in 2018 or 2022
By Ben Grossman -- Broadcasting & Cable, 10/5/2010 2:48:31 PM
The committee already includes names like ESPN Executive Vice President for Content John Skipper, Walt Disney Company President and CEO Robert Iger, MLS founding investor Philip Anschutz and Univision CEO Joe Uva. Former President Bill Clinton is its honorary chairman.
The day-to-day operations of the bid committee are run by former ABC and Univision exec David Downs.
The United States, which hosted the event in 1994, is considered a strong candidate, with many observers expecting the 2018 event to go to England and the 2022 event to land back in the U.S.
"There's no denying that enthusiasm for soccer in the United States is growing year after year, and that has certainly been evident during the last several World Cups," said Hill. "The USA Bid Committee has put together a compelling bid to bring the World Cup to the U.S., and it's my honor and privilege to accept their invitation to join its Board of Directors and work to make this a reality in 2018 or 2022."
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