U.S. Olympic Committee: Exploring 2024... Then 2026

During the U.S. Olympic Committee's final news conference at the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, USOC CEO Scott Blackmun said, "We are evaluating now whether we want to bid for 2024. We are talking to a handful of cities, and if we determine that a 2024 bid is not in the interests of the Olympic movement in the U.S., we will look at whether a 2026 bid makes sense."

It's not clear if the United States would bid on both the 2024 and 2026 Games.  However, strong, credible candidate cities are in discussion for each pursuit. Interested cities for the 2024 Olympic Summer Games include Dallas, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Boston, San Diego, San Francisco and Washington DC.