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Scherr backs San Francisco, Chicago as USOC sharpens focus on 2024 Olympics bid

Scherr backs San Francisco, Chicago as USOC sharpens focus on 2024 Olympics bid

By: Matt Cutler

Posted:
4 Dec 2013
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Jim Scherr, the former chief executive of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), has picked out Chicago and San Francisco as the country's two strongest candidates for a potential Olympic Games bid in 2024.

Chicago submitted a bid for the Games in 2016, but was eliminated in the first round of bidding in a vote eventually won by Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. New York City also failed in its bid for the 2012 Games, which were awarded to London.

“I think Chicago has an excellent infrastructure and San Francisco is a multicultural, international city... they would be the two I'd pick out,” Scherr told SportBusiness International at the Emerging Host Cities conference in Dubai today. He was speaking on the opening panel session of the day, discussing the Azeri capital Baku, where he is currently living as chief operating officer of the 2015 European Games.

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