USOC Invites American Cities to Express Interest in 2024 Olympics

By iSportconnect | February 20, 2013

The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has taken the first steps towards bidding for the 2024 Olympics, despite failed bids for the 2012 and 2016 Games. 

New Yok and Chicago both finished fourth after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) had voted in 2012 and 2016 respectively.

The USOC have undergone a change of leadership and agreed a more amicable revenue-sharing deal, and now believe there is an opportunity to bring the Olympics to North America.

Scott Blackmun, USOC CEO, has sent a letter to the mayors of 35 potential candidate cities, indicating that the USOC is considering a bid and asking them to express their interest.

The IOC will decide where the 2024 Games will be held in 2017.

Blackmun’s letter was sent to the mayors of the following cities:  Phoenix, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Denver, Washington D.C., Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Atlanta, Chicago, Indianapolis, Baltimore, Boston, Detroit, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Las Vegas, New York, Rochester New York, Charlotte, Columbus, Tulsa, Portland Oregon, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Memphis, Nashville & Davidson County, Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Seattle.