The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has decided to bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, choosing the host city from either Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Washington.
The International Olympic Committee's deadline for applicants is Sep 15, 2015, with a decision due in 2017.
"An entire generation of Americans has not had the opportunity to witness the amazing spectacle of an Olympic and Paralympic Games on home soil," USOC CEO Scott Blackmun was quoted as saying by the BBC Wednesday.
"We believe it's important to bring the Games back to the United States to ensure the lasting strength of the movements."
The US is the third country after Germany and Italy to officially launch a bidding process. The last time the USA hosted a summer Olympics was in Atlanta in 1996.
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Updated Date: Dec 17, 2014 14:03:15 IST