If an American city is to play host to the 2024 Olympics, it will be one of four announced today via the Associated Press.
Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. were the last four cities standing, after Dallas and San Diego were eliminated from the list. Originally, 35 cities were whittled down to 16, and then down to those six.
US Olympic committee CEO, Scott Blackmun spoke to the media this afternoon once the news went public:
”Boston, LA, San Francisco and Washington 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″, Blackmun said.
There is still much to be done before the games are awarded in 2017, and it hasn’t been decided for certain if the USOC even wants to make a serious attempt to host the them. Many logistical matters still need to be figured out and plans must be even more detailed as they are submitted ahead. And then still, the winning U.S. city would find itself dropped into a dogfight with International cities still vying for the opportunity to host the games. Paris, Rome, Doha and Istanbul are among the direct competitors.