USOC Shortlist Four Cities for Potential 2024 Olympics Bid
By Community | June 15, 2014
The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has unveiled the four cities that are candidates for a potential U.S. bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games.
Th cities in question include Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington D.C.
USOC CEO Scott Blackmun (pictured) said: “We’re extremely pleased with the level of interest U.S. cities have shown in hosting the Games. Boston, L.A., San Francisco and Washington D.C. have each given us reason to believe they can deliver a compelling and successful bid, and we look forward to continuing to explore the possibilities as we consider 2024.”
USOC Chairman Larry Probst added: “We would like to express our gratitude to the cities of Dallas and San Diego, which will not be moving forward in the bid process.”
The USOC will now continue in-depth discussions with each of the cities. Following the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Extraordinary Session that takes place in early December during which the Olympic Agenda 2020, which will shape the future of the Olympic Movement, will be finalized, the USOC will make a decision on whether or not to bid, and will select a city if a bid is pursued, likely in early 2015.
Blackmun continued, “Simplifying the domestic bid process has been a major priority for us. We were able to have exploratory conversations with a great number of cities while avoiding unnecessary costs. We’re hopeful that through this new process we can be successful in hosting the Games on U.S. soil, and in turn, have our nation and the world be inspired once again by all of the positive aspects that are truly unique to the Olympic and Paralympic Games.”
The IOC deadline for 2024 bid submissions will likely be in 2015, and the host city selection will be made in 2017.