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Olympic sports on board for US 2024 bid

An overview of the opening ceremony at the Los Angeles Coliseum during the lighting of the Olympic flame of the 1984 Summer Olympics, July 28, 1984.
An overview of the opening ceremony at the Los Angeles Coliseum during the lighting of the Olympic flame of the 1984 Summer Olympics, July 28, 1984.
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The U.S. Olympic Committee received near-unanimous support from the country's sports federations in a poll asking whether they would support a bid for the 2024 Olympics — another sign that a U.S. city will make a run at hosting the next available Summer Games.

In his annual address Friday to the USOC Assembly, CEO Scott Blackmun said 40 of the 47 national governing bodies took part in the poll and all 40 answered positively to the question: "Is it important for the United States to host the Games."

The USOC is in the final stages of deciding whether to put a city up for consideration. Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington are the candidates.

The U.S. last hosted the Summer Games in Atlanta in 1996.