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Will The U.S. Bid For The 2020 Olympics?

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Jun. 29, 2011

Five cities have been listed as potential bidders thus far.

With just under three months to go before the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) must name a candidate city for the 2020 Olympic Games, representatives are saying it’s still premature to discuss a possible U.S. bid.

According to an article posted on the USA Today’s Web site, meetings are being held next week between the USOC and the International Olympic Committee to negotiate a “difficult revenue-sharing agreement that has shaped the relationship between the organizations.

USOC CEO Scott Blackmun says this agreement must be resolved before the U.S. can consider bidding for the games.

Per IOC rules, interested Olympic committees must submit candidate cities no later than September 1. According to Blackmun, any dialogue he’s had with U.S. city leaders  has been “predicated on the idea that those discussions are premature.”

There are currently five U.S. cities that are listed as potential bidders: New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Minneapolis and Tulsa, Oklahoma.

For More: USA Today

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at Competitor.com and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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