9 Jan 2015

Boston will bid to host 2024 Olympic Games

2:26 pm on 9 January 2015

Boston has been selected as the American candidate city that will bid for the opportunity to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games.

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Boston to bid for Olympics Photo: IOC

Boston, which has never hosted an Olympics, was selected over two-time host Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington during the United States' internal bid competition.

In a statement the US Olympic Committee chair Larry Probst says they are excited about their plans to submit a bid for the 2024 Games and feel they have a strong partner in Boston that will present a compelling bid.

The United States, which has not hosted a Summer Games since the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, will be up against Rome and Germany, which has announced that it will bid through Berlin or Hamburg.

A string of potential hosts, including Istanbul, Paris, Doha and a city from Africa, are also considering bids.

Cities have until September to officially put in a bid with a decision on the 2024 host to be made in mid-2017.