USOC Will Not Bid on 2022 Games; Bozeman 2026 Candidate

The U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) will not bid for the 2022 Winter Games, instead choosing to explore the option of bidding on the 2024 Summer Olympics or the 2026 Winter Olympics.

"It's not so much about bidding for 2022 as what strategy gives us the best chance to submit a winning bid," USOC CEO Scott Blackmun said. "Looking at 2024 and 2026 gives us the best chance to do that. It allows us to form partnerships with all the people who need to be involved in a bid. That would allow us to put our best foot forward."

The City of Bozeman, Montana is considered to be a potential candidate for the 2026 Winter Olympic Games.