Atlanta to host the 2024 Olympics?

Guess we know how Atlanta is looking at paying for the new Falcons Stadium now….

Atlanta asked to join 2024 Olympics bid process

Jacques Couret
Atlanta Business Chronicle

Atlanta is one of 35 U.S. cities that have been invited to throw their hats in the ring for the 2024 Olympics nominating process, The New York Times reported.

Atlanta, of course, hosted the Centennial Olympic Games in 1996.

The U.S. Olympic Committee sent letters Tuesday to the mayors of nearly three dozen cities “to gauge their interest in making a bid for the 2024 Games,” according to the Times.

The committee has not decided whether to pursue a bid in 2024, the newspaper reports.

As the Times notes, bid cities are usually among the largest a country has to offer — both for logistics and for competing against
international cities. The last two American bid cities — New York City (2012) and Chicago (2016) — spent more than $10 million on the nomination process, but were eliminated early on by the International Olympic Committee.

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