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Los Angeles in the Running for 2024 Summer Olympics

Posted: May. 2nd, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse

The 2024 Olympic location is wide open and Los Angeles has put itself in competition for the coveted position. On another note, it seems odd that Tijuana and San Diego have teamed up when it would have been much more advantageous for San Diego to join with Los Angeles, right?

The U.S. Olympic Committee is talking to 10 cities about a possible bid for the 2024 Summer Games, including a joint proposal from San Diego and Mexican neighbor Tijuana.

Following failed bids for the 2012 and 2016 Olympics, the USOC sent out letters to 35 American cities in February to gauge interest in a potential run for 2024.

"We're in discussion with about 10 cities actively now," USOC chief executive Scott Blackmun said in an interview after speaking to the Associated Press Sports Editors in New York. "The process is really working the way it was supposed to."

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