Olympic sports bodies support U.S. 2024 Olympic bid

Scott Blackmun

U.S. Olympic sports federations are overwhelmingly in support of a 2024 U.S. Olympic bid, USOC CEO Scott Blackmun said Friday.

Blackmun, speaking at the USOC Assembly in Chicago, said 40 out of 47 U.S. Olympic sport organizations responded to the question, “Is it important for the United States to host the Games,” according to The Associated Press.

All 40 responded positively, he said.

Washington, Boston, Los Angeles and San Francisco are the finalists for a potential U.S. 2024 Olympic bid. The U.S. Olympic Committee isn’t expected to decide if it will actually bid until after an International Olympic Committee session in December.

The U.S. hasn’t hosted a Summer Olympics since Atlanta 1996 (its last Winter Games were Salt Lake City 2002). Paris, Rome and a German or South African city, among others, have been discussed as potential bids, too.

The IOC will vote on the 2024 host city in 2017.

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