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San Diego Submits 2024 Summer Games Bid Proposal

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Hoping to become a candidate for the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) in a bid for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games, the city of San Diego has submitted an 80-page bid proposal.

With the USOC reportedly expected to evaluate proposals late this month and announce three finalists in early May, Vincent Mudd, chairman of the San Diego 2024 Exploratory Commission said, "we plan to be one of those three".

If San Diego isn't selected this time Mudd vows to hang in there for the next bid and the next, at least until the 2032 Olympics.

Seven committees of volunteers, including 34 people working full time and 694 part-timers created the bid, and Mudd says, "we have excellent momentum - San Diego has something that doesn't exist in other cities - a youthful culture and an active lifestyle".

Most of the venues needed already exist and next week the public will be asked to help choose a mascot and create a logo for the 2024 Games.

Mudd estimates if San Diego is chosen as a finalist, about $75 million would be needed to complete bid preparations, and, if selected, about $4 billion needed to host the Games.

But Mudd says he's optimistic that it can be done. He said, "this is something to rally around as San Diegans".

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