No Hurry Deciding On A 2024 Olympic Bid - USOC
It's been more than seven months since the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) asked the mayors of 35 U.S. cities if they were interested in hosting the 2024 Summer Olympic Games, but so far the USOC hasn't decided whether it wants to proceed with a bid.
Scott Blackmun, USOC's CEO, told a news conference Tuesday at the Olympic Media Summit that a decision won't likely be made until the end of 2014, and it will turn on three factors, reports the Washington Post.
He said, "can it be financially successful? Can we do a great job putting on the Games? Can we win?".
USOC officials made it clear Tuesday they only want to campaign for the 2024 Games if they have a strong sense they'll prevail, given the high-profile rejections of New York and Chicago. But what process they will use to reach that decision hasn't been determined.
Blackmun said the USOC wouldn't necessarily cull the field of interested U.S. cities - reportedly believed to be fewer than 10, with Los Angeles, Dallas and Washington among them - as an initial step.
He said, "ideally we'd like to have the decision made by the end of 2014, and a city selected. We're not in any huge hurry right now".Write or read comments about this article
|Bid Status:||IOC waiting for applicant city interest|
|Bid Date:||Bid for the 2020 Olympic Games will be in 2013|
|Bid Location:||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Description:||The bid for the 2020 Olympic Games|
|Bid Book:||Link To Bid Book|
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