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BOSTON – The U.S. Olympic Committee announced their 2024 Olympic bid Thursday afternoon.

According to NBC Sports, Boston will be the 2024 U.S. Olympic bid city.

After multiple rounds of voting, the committee chose Boston over Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington D.C.

“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 press release. “We’re grateful to the leaders in each of the four cities for their partnership and interest in hosting the most exciting sports competition on earth. The deliberative and collaborative process that we put in place for selecting a city has resulted in a strong U.S. bid that can truly serve the athletes and the Olympic and Paralympic movements.”

NBC Sports says Boston will go up against international bids including, but not limited to Rome, Berlin or Hamburg and possibly Paris and a South African applicant.

The International Olympic Committee will vote in 2017 to decide the host, seven years before the 2024 games.

 

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