Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington are the cities still in the running for a possible U.S. bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics.
A person briefed on the U.S. Olympic Committee's decision-making process told The Associated Press that all four cities are still in consideration. The person requested anonymity because the USOC has not made an official announcement.
“I think there’s a lot of upside for the city of Boston, obviously we’re going to check the cost and see what it’s going to cost the taxpayers but the private companies have done a lot of work on this up to this point to get it to the next level so I’m interested in sitting down with the committee and seeing what the steps are,” Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said.
Los Angeles hosted the 1932 and 1984 Olympics. The other three cities would be first-time hosts.
The U.S. Olympic Committee will select one city by the end of this year and the International Olympic Committee will award the Games in 2017.
The last two U.S. candidates both suffered humiliating fourth-place finishes: New York for the 2012 Olympics and Chicago for the 2016 Games that went to Rio de Janeiro