City leaders talk 2024 with US Olympic Committee

FILE - In this July 28, 2012 file photo, British children pose for photos under a sculpture of the Olympics rings, in Coventry, England. Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington are the cities still in the running for a possible U.S. bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)
FILE - In this July 28, 2012 file photo, British children pose for photos under a sculpture of the Olympics rings, in Coventry, England. Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington are the cities still in the running for a possible U.S. bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — City leaders from Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington have met with top executives at the U.S. Olympic Committee to hear about the nuts and bolts of bidding for the 2024 Olympics.

Among those attending Friday were Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. Giants owner Larry Baer was among those representing San Francisco, and bid chairman Russ Ramsey was there for Washington.

These were low-key meetings, in keeping with the USOC’s overall strategy as it decides whether to bid for 2024 and, if so, which city would have the best chance of winning.

The USOC will decide whether to bid by early next year. The Olympics will be awarded in 2017.

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