U.S. Olympic Committee Picks Boston to Bid for 2024 Games

Boston was chosen as the U.S. bid city for the 2024 Summer Olympics, beating out Washington, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

The U.S. Olympic Committee said in an e-mailed release that Boston was selected in a vote today in Denver by the organization’s board of directors after “more than one round of voting.”

“We’re excited about our plans to submit a bid for the 2024 Games and feel we have an incredibly strong partner in Boston that will work with us to present a compelling bid,” USOC Chairman Larry Probst said in a statement released by the organization.

The International Olympic Committee will select the host city for the 2024 Olympics in September 2017.

The last U.S. city to host a Summer Olympics was Atlanta in 1996, though Salt Lake City hosted the 2002 Winter Games. Chicago was a finalist to host the 2016 Games that went to Rio de Janeiro and New York City was a finalist for the 2012 Games that were held in London.

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