Mayor Nutter sends letter on Philadelphia hosting 2024 Olympics

April 22, 2013 8:59:20 PM PDT
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Mayor Michael Nutter has sent a letter to the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) confirming the city's commitment to working with the USOC to bid on the 2024 Olympic Games.

READ: Mayor Michael Nutter's Letter

In the letter, Nutter wrote of the city's interest in the possibility of becoming the U.S. Candidate City, and ultimately, the Host City.

"The Philadelphia region has enthusiastically embraced the prospect of bidding on and hosting a future Olympic Games, and we look forward with great anticipation to the opportunity to work with the USOC on this project," Mayor Nutter said in the letter.

"The City of Philadelphia shares the USOC's dedication to building a spectacular experience for the Olympic athletes, the Olympic family, and the watching world. We have had great success partnering with other organizations to host world-class events and we are committed to working cooperatively and effectively under the direction of the USOC in the months - and hopefully - years ahead."

The USOC wrote to the 25 largest cities in the United States, together with the cities that have previously expressed interest, to gauge interest in bidding to host the 2024 Olympic Games.

The 2016 Olympic Games will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, followed by the 2020 Olympic Games in a yet to be determined location.