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U.S. Olympic Committee Will Bid for 2024, Hasn't Picked a City

Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston and Washington, D.C., will vie for the games.



    San Francisco Has Strong Bid for 2024 Olympics: Sources

    San Francisco is hoping to host the 2024 Olympics. Two sources close to the process said San Francisco and Washington, D.C. have the strongest bids. In Redwood City Tuesday, four U.S. cities made their pitch to the U.S. Olympic Committee. NBC Bay Area s Scott Budman reports. (Published Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014)

    The U.S. Olympic Committee has decided to bid for the 2024 Olympics, hoping to bring the Summer Games back to America after a 28-year absence.

    The USOC board heard presentations from four candidate cities Tuesday — Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington — and voted to enter a field that already includes Rome and either Hamburg or Berlin, with Paris likely to join.

    A decision on which city the U.S. will put forward for a bid is expected next month.

    The United States hasn't hosted a Summer Games since the Atlanta Olympics in 1996.

    The country's last two tries have been flops, with New York (2012) and Chicago (2016) each finishing fourth in voting. The USOC chose not to bid for the 2020 Games, which will take place in Tokyo.