United States Olympic Committee asks Indianapolis about interest hosting 2024 summer Olympic games

USOC sends letter to dozens of cities

INDIANAPOLIS - With a successful Super Bowl on its resume, could Indianapolis host the Olympics?

The United States Olympic Committee has sent letters to nearly three dozen cities, including Indianapolis, in an effort to measure interest in hosting the 2024 summer games.

In the letter, USOC CEO Scott Blackmun said the organization's objective is to "identify a partner city that can work with us to present a compelling bid to the IOC and that has the right alignment of political, business and community leadership."

Other requirements include 45,000 hotel rooms, an international airport, public transportation and a workhorse of more than 200,000 people.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has already said the city is not interested in hosting the 2024 games.

Chicago made a first-round exit in the vote for the 2016 Games, which will be in Rio de Janeiro, while New York finished fourth in the international bidding for the 2012 Olympics, played in London.

The final announcement of the 2024 location will not be made until 2017. Blackmun said there is no guarantee the USOC will bid for the games.

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