After the success in London during the 2012 Summer Olympics, the US Olympic Committee is hoping that some US city will remember that feeling and want to bring that same feeling to their city.
Tuesday, the USOC sent out 35 letters to city mayors to see if they would be interested in possibly bidding on the 2024 Summer Games.
“Our objective in this process is to identify a partner city that can work with us to present a compelling bid to the IOC and that has the right alignment of political, business and community leadership,” USOC CEO Scott Blackmun said in the letter.
The letters were sent to mayors of the country’s 25 largest cities – including New York, Chicago and former Olympic host cities Los Angeles, Atlanta and St. Louis – and 10 others.
Los Angeles, Dallas and Tulsa, Okla., are among the cities that have expressed interest in hosting the 2024 Games. New York, Chicago and San Francisco have either bid or expressed interest in bidding in the past and could also get in the mix.
The last time the Summer Games were in the US was in 1996 in Atlanta and what an amazing time that was.
I would honestly love to see the games back in Atlanta, but New York, Chicago or Los Angeles would be great choices as well. Let’s be a part of the campaign for whatever city decides to throw their hat in the ring.
Your Jersey Girlfriend,