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Philadelphia considering a 2024 Olympics bid

Apr 23, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

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Joining the already enthusiastic citizens of Los Angeles, Dallas, San Francisco, Seattle, and possibly Tulsa and Boston, the city of Philadelphia is considering a bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

Mayor Michael Nutter took his sweet time responding to a letter from the IOC that was sent to 35 potential American host cities back in February, but seemed excited about the prospect of bringing the Games to the City of Brotherly Love.

“The Philadelphia region has enthusiastically embraced the prospect of bidding on and hosting a future Olympic Games,” Nutter said in a statement. “We look forward with great anticipation to the opportunity to work with the USOC on this project.”

The USOC will take the next two years to comb through the potential bids to see which one has the best chance of winning. The U.S. hasn’t hosted an Olympics since Salt Lake in 2002, and Philly last bid for the Olympics back in 1956, when it finished eighth in the voting.

  1. gbar22 - Apr 25, 2013 at 7:58 PM

    No no no no! Not unless someone other than the taxpayers pick up the bill for hosting or there is some sort of joint venture for one of the local sports teams to use the facility going forward but considering all of Phillys teams have new stadiums that isn’t a possibility there so the answer is no!

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