The USOC has yet to commit to submitting an American bid but said it was encouraged after inviting the shortlisted cities to its headquarters in Colorado Springs.
Los Angeles sent Mayor
Boston's contingent included Mayor
"This week marks another important milestone as we evaluate whether the time is right to bid for the Olympic and Paralympic Games," USOC Chief Executive Scott Blackmun said Friday in a statement. "We've tried to create a thoughtful and deliberate process and I think everyone involved believes we are getting closer to a decision."
The four candidates emerged from 16-month process during which the USOC reached out to 35 cities. Olympic officials have visited each of the finalists and will continue hold discussions with them in the months ahead.
The ultimate decision could depend on the outcome of the