Leaders react to US Olympic bid

A day after the United States Olympic Committee board of directors unanimously approved a US bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, strong positive reaction flowed in supporting the move, whether the host city ends up being Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco or DC. The selection of a U.S. bid city to be made in early 2015.

“We are excited to announce our plans to put forth a bid for the 2024 Games and look forward to taking the next step of selecting from a group of four world-class cities to present a compelling and successful bid,” said USOC Chairman Larry Probst at the announcement. “We’re grateful to the civic and political leaders in each of the four cities for the partnership that’s been demonstrated thus far, and confident that the deliberative process we’ve put in place is going to result in a strong U.S. bid that can truly serve the athletes and the Olympic and Paralympic movements.”

“A bid from the United States would be very strong, regardless of which of the cities is finally chosen,” IOC President Thomas Bach told the AP. “Each of the four cities has its own very special appeal.”

“Given that it will be 28 years since the last Summer Olympic Games were held on U.S. soil, hosting the Olympics in 2024 would allow a whole new generation of American fans to witness an Olympics in person and provide a tremendous boost to Olympic sports. A U.S. bid is the first step in bringing another Olympic Games to this country and like many others we are looking forward to seeing who the bid city will be.” Universal Sports Network Scott Brown told Cynopsis.

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