United States Olympic Committee Sends Mayor Foxx Letter About Hosting 2024 Olympic Games
CHARLOTTE, N.C.--Mayor Anthony Foxx received a letter from the United States Olympic Committee to see if the Queen City would be interested in making a bid for the 2024 games.
The committee sent letters to 35 cities in America. The committee says they have not officially decided if they want to pursue a bid in 2024 but wanted to start the process.
The International Olympic Committee will choose the official city in 2017. The committee said the operating budget to host the games would exceed $3 billion.
The selected city must have adequate hotel space and the ability to construct an Olympic Village.
The city must also have adequate public transportation. America has hosted the Summer Games four times.
Here is a list of cities that received a letter from the Olympic Committee:
Phoenix; San Jose, Calif.; Los Angeles; Sacramento; San Diego; San Francisco; Denver; Washington; Jacksonville, Fla.; Orlando, Fla.; Miami; Atlanta; Chicago; Indianapolis; Baltimore; Detroit; Minneapolis; St. Louis; Las Vegas; New York; Boston; Rochester; Charlotte, N.C.; Columbus, Ohio; Tulsa, Okla.; Portland, Ore.; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Memphis; Nashville and Davidson County; Austin, Tex.; Dallas; Houston; San Antonio; and Seattle.
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