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article imageUS won't bid for 2020 Olympics

By John Louie S. Ramos     Aug 22, 2011 in Sports
After failing on its bid for both the 2012 and the 2016 Summer Olympics, the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has decided not to submit a bid to host the 2020 games.
Four cities – Chicago, New York, Dallas and Las Vegas – were interested in hosting the quadrennial sporting event. However, the committee decided to back down and to not move forward on the bids presented due to issues regarding revenue sharing.
Chris Cullin of Sportsrageous reports that a major conflict with regards on how revenue will be shared between the country's Olympic Committee and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has led to a sudden dead end in the bidding process.
In a telephone interview with The New York Times, USOC Spokesman Patrick Sandusky said;
“We (USOC) haven’t been engaged in the process and haven’t been focused on bidding at any point lately, so we just let the cities know that we aren’t going forward,”
The US failed on its last two attempts to host the celebrated sporting event – New York was dropped in just the second round of voting for the 2012 games while Chicago finished dead last in the 2016 bidding. The last time the Summer Olympics was held in American soil was in 1996, when Atlanta successfully hosted the worldwide sporting event.
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