Olympics

Jul 3, 2012 8:23 PM by Jordan Mason

USOC to pass on 2022 bid, consider '24 and '26

DENVER (AP) - The U.S. Olympic Committee will not bid for the 2022 Winter Games, but instead explore possible bids for either the 2024 Summer or 2026 Winter Olympics.

In a meeting Tuesday, the USOC board decided to hold off on bidding for the next available Olympics because going for the 2022 Games would put the federation on a fast timeline. A bid for those games would be due in the fall of 2013.

Last week, an exploratory committee in Denver recommended the city move forward on plans for a 2022 bid.

Earlier this year, the USOC removed a major roadblock for another bid when it resolved a long-simmering feud over revenue sharing with the International Olympic Committee.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

 

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