The U.S. Olympic Committee will likely choose two or three finalist cities for its potential 2024 Olympic bid at a June 10 meeting in Boston.
The finalists will likely come from a list that includes Boston, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco and Washington. New York and Philadelphia’s mayors said their cities were not interested.
“Those cities won’t be made public,” USOC chairman Larry Probst told Sports Business Daily. “We are going to try to manage this process so no one’s feelings get hurt or no one is spending too much money on a bid. … We have to believe we have a pretty significant chance of winning that competition. It has to be as close to perfect as possible, but I think there is a feeling that the Games have to come back to the United States.”
The U.S. has not bid since Chicago lost the 2016 Olympic election to Rio de Janeiro in 2009. The U.S. has not hosted an Olympics since the 2002 Winter Games, its longest drought since a stretch from 1932 to 1960.
The USOC is expected to decide if it will bid for the 2024 Olympics, and which city, by the end of the year.
No official 2024 Olympic bids have been submitted yet, though Paris and Rome have been talked about.