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No United States Bid For 2020 Summer Olympics

London's Olympic Park opened its doors last week to the first basketball games ahead of hosting the 2012 Summer Olympics there. Meanwhile the U.S. do not bid for the 2020 Summer Games.

London's Olympic Park opened its doors last week to the first basketball games ahead of hosting the 2012 Summer Olympics there. Meanwhile the U.S. do not bid for the 2020 Summer Games.

On Monday the United States Olympic Committee announced that it has notified all the cities which were interested that it will not be submitting a bid to host the 2020 Summer Olympics.  New HYork, Chicago and Dallas had been interested in the hosting, but before this could be made, the USOC needed to settle  a revenue-sharing deal with the International Olympic Committee.

For the 2016 Summer Olympics, Chicago beat Los Angeles and San Francisco to become the bid city for the U.S. but Rio de Janeiro won the right to be the  host country.

The 2012 Summer Olympics are scheduled to be held in England in 2012. For the U.S., the last Summer Games were held in 1996 in Atlanta, with Salt Lake City hosting the 2002 Winter Olympics.

Although the due date for submitting the name of cities to be considered a candidate is 1 September, Tokyo, the capital of Japan, Madrid the capital of Spain and Istanbul, Turkey have already submitted bids, while South Africa announced last week that it will not be bidding. Toronto in Canada had been planning to bid, but on 11 August this year they pulled out because of financial concerns, even though there was a great deal of public support from the areas around Toronto.

The International Olympic Committee will announce their selection at the 125th IOC Session which is to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 7 September 2013.

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