Wednesday, August 28
Summer Olympics 2024
Officials in Washington Tuesday announced plans to seek the 2024 Summer Olympics, a bid to finally bring the world games to one of the few major capital cities to never hold the event.
The city, which failed to win the 2012 Olympics, is expected to compete with up to 10 other U.S. cities including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Boston, and Dallas.
Paris is the international front-runner because the events would be held on the 100th anniversary of their last games.
The U.S. Olympic Committee will pick a host city in September 2015 and the International Olympic Committee will pick the winner in September 2017