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USOC decision on Los Angeles' 2024 Olympic bid expected by mid-afternoon

USOC decision on Los Angeles' 2024 Olympic bid expected by mid-afternoon
A delegate stands in front the Olympic rings before an International Olympic Committee session in Monaco on Dec. 8, 2014. (Sebastien Nogier / European Pressphoto Agency)

It could be only a few hours until Los Angeles officials learn the fate of their campaign to bid for the 2024 Olympics.

The U.S. Olympic Committee board of directors has scheduled a meeting Thursday at Denver International Airport to continue deliberations on which American city to put forward as a host candidate for those Summer Games.

Los Angeles is a finalist along with Boston, San Francisco and Washington.

While it is possible the USOC will choose to ponder the matter a little longer, people in and around the organization expect a decision -- and an announcement -- by mid-afternoon.

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Official submissions to the International Olympic Committee are due in about a year. The IOC plans to select a host in the summer of 2017.

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