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We asked which U.S. city should host the 2024 Games. You picked…

Feb 21, 2013, 2:37 PM EDT

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OlympicTalk has rarely received such passionate responses – or seen as many exclamation points – as it did when we asked “Which city would YOU want to see host the Summer Games?” after the USOC sent letters to 35 mayors asking if they’d be interested in bidding for the 2024 Olympics.

Most of you voted on cities from the initial list of (seen here) but fans from all over the country were championing their own hometowns, from Honolulu, to Boise, to Fargo, N.D. and Crawfordville, Fla. (which we admittedly had to look up).

But there are really no surprises in the top responses from more than 800 votes in our unofficial Facebook poll:

1. Chicago
2. New York City
3. Boston
4. Dallas
5. Los Angeles

We know why Chicago would be a great Olympic city, but Mayor Rahm Emmanuel said they aren’t interested after losing out to Rio for the 2016 Games. The people seem to disagree.

Other top options included Detroit, Portland, Houston, and Indianapolis. Of course, being an Arizona native, I agree with Phillip from Peoria: “If you really want to make the Summer Olympics interesting, bring it to Phoenix!” So why does your city deserve to host the 2024 Olympics?

  1. buccobrigade - Feb 21, 2013 at 7:22 PM

    Mayor Rahm needs to gets the murdering in his city under control first

    • niecy716 - Feb 23, 2013 at 6:44 AM

      Seriously. 40 homicides alone in January and people are talking about putting the Olympics there?

  2. wgray981 - Feb 21, 2013 at 7:55 PM

    Cleveland! We have a great atmosphere…oh wait, we don’t have that…but at least we have lots of things to do…wait, no…well we have a low crime rate and our city is beautiful…oh errr.
    Maybe not Cleveland.

  3. seanb20124 - Feb 21, 2013 at 8:01 PM

    Glad it is not the DMV

  4. gbar22 - Feb 21, 2013 at 8:23 PM

    None unless the olympics agree to pay for all the infrastructure and new useless buildings that would be required. Everywhere the olympics go those cities end up losing hundreds of millions of dollars if not more and usually end up with buildings that remain empty for years. A few years ago it made sense in NY because the jets needed a stadium but unless you have cases such as that quite frankly it’s a waste.

  5. coachbeck - Feb 22, 2013 at 3:33 AM

    Miami or Tampa

  6. kansacity88 - Feb 22, 2013 at 4:26 PM

    Bring them to Chicago and build a new stadium so they can get the Bears out of that crashed UFO site!

  7. gobucs5 - Feb 24, 2013 at 9:32 PM

    Orlando man!

  8. discoroux - Mar 9, 2013 at 3:07 PM

    San Francisco would be perfect!

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