Atlanta, GA is still in the running as a host city for the 2018 or 2022 World Cup (assuming U.S. wins the bid).
“It’s interesting to contemplate that Atlanta could be one of the few cities to host an Olympics and a World Cup,” Atlanta Sports Council President Gary Stokan said. He led the committee to secure Atlanta’s place among the finalists. “It shows how Atlanta has become a player on the world sport’s scene because of it’s infrastructure and airport accessibility.”
2018 seems like a long way away, but I am keeping my fingers crossed, regardless of Atlanta’s inclusion, that the U.S. secures one of these bids.