USOC Visits Prospective 2024 Bid Cities

The Associated Press reports that according to two people who want to remain anonymous, a U.S. Olympic Committee delegation is taking quick trips to more than half a dozen cities that have expressed interest in hosting the 2024 Summer Olympic Games.

The cities include Boston, Dallas, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington.

The Associated Press learned that the delegation consists of the USOC’s chief bid and protocol officer Chris Sullivan, chief communications and public affairs officer Patrick Sandusky and Doug Arnot, who was recently director of Games operations for the London Olympics.

The deadline to decide on bidding is the end of next year, and the host city for the 2024 Games will be selected in 2017.

Earlier this year the USOC sent letters to about three dozen cities to gauge interest in hosting an Olympics. There were more than half a dozen that gave an early “yes” and the USOC delegation has been spending a day or less in each city visiting with their representatives.