A number of cities around the United States – Los Angeles, Dallas, San Francisco, Seattle, and possibly Tulsa and Boston — have placed their bids as a potential host city for the 2024 Olympics games. While there are a number of more cities that will throw their name in the mix, one officially did just that on Tuesday when they responded to a letter for the IOC.
Who is the latest U.S. city to throw their hat in the mix? Philadelphia.
“The Philadelphia region has enthusiastically embraced the prospect of bidding on and hosting a future Olympic Games,” Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter said in a statement. “We look forward with great anticipation to the opportunity to work with the USOC on this project.”
The U.S. hasn’t hosted an Olympics since Salt Lake in 2002 and Philadelphia hasn’t placed a bid since 1956, so we will have to see whether or not this one is successful.
It’s hard to imagine the 2024 Olympics actually taking place in the City of Brotherly Love if they were to happen in the United States, but hey, at least they tried.