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Volume 24 No. 156
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USOC Gauging Cities' Interest In Playing Host To '24 Games

The USOC today took the first step toward bidding for the '24 Summer Games by mailing a letter to 35 cities to gauge their interest in becoming a bid city. The letters went to cities ranging in size from Rochester and Tulsa to L.A. and N.Y. The USOC has two years to make a decision about whether or not it will bid for the '24 Games. The organization has said that it will not hold a formal domestic bidding process but will select and put forward a city that it believes offers the best chance to win the Games.

The letter advised the cities that the cost of bidding could exceed $10M and take a multiyear commitment to bidding and the cost of hosting a Games could exceed $3B. It asked that interested cities contact USOC Chief of Bids & Protocol Chris Sullivan, who will provide information to assess a city’s viability as a host. The USOC highlighted some of the major requirements to host the Olympics such as providing 45,000 hotel rooms; developing an Olympic Village that sleeps 16,500 and has a 5,000-person dining hall; and providing public transportation service to venues.

Atlanta Indianapolis Pittsburgh
Austin Jacksonville Portland
Baltimore Las Vegas Rochester
Boston L.A. Sacramento
Charlotte Memphis San Antonio
Chicago Miami San Diego
Columbus Minneapolis S.F.
Dallas Nashville San Jose
DC N.Y. Seattle
Denver Orlando St. Louis
Detroit Philadelphia Tulsa
Houston Phoenix