U.S. Olympic Committee could name a City for the 2024 Bid

By Cheri Cheng - 06 Jan '15 11:49AM

The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) announced on Monday that the board would discuss which American city they will pick to bid for the 2024 summer games during the board of directors' meeting on Thursday.

The cities that are in the running include Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington.

"This is going to be a really, really difficult decision," USOC chairman Larry Probst said on December 16 after all four candidate cities made their final presentations to the board, reported by Yahoo! Sports.

Out of the four cities, LA is the only one to have ever hosted the Olympics, doing so in 1932 and 1984. Although the competition between these cities will be tough, the competition with other cities throughout the world will be even tougher. The USOC will aim to select a city that has the best chance to beat the international cities. Other countries that are expected to make a bid are Italy, Germany, France and South Africa.

Over the past five Summer Olympics, the U.S. has won the most medals. The last time the U.S. hosted a Summer Olympics was the 1996 Atlanta Games.

The International Olympic Committee will accept bids starting on Jan. 15. All formal applications will have to be submitted by Sep. 15. The final list of candidate cities will be revealed by the committee in May 2016. The final decision will be made roughly 14 months later after the cities have campaigned for votes.

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