PARK CITY, Utah — U.S. Olympic officials considering an American bid for the 2024 Summer Games, said Tuesday they would favor a city that has major sports venues already constructed and in operation.
And that would seem like good news for the contingent hoping to bring the Olympics to Los Angeles for a third time.
USOC Chief Scott Blackmun said his organization wants a bid city that can host an affordable Games and has a reasonable chance of winning against international competitors. As to the point of affordability, infrastructure is key.
"We'd rather see venues that are viable and currently in use than venues that would have to be built," Blackmun said. "That clearly is one of the factors."
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At the same time, in recent years
The USOC will not make a decision about putting forth a bid until it has selected a city and weighed its chances for success.