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Four U.S. cities in running to bid for 2024 Summer Olympics

USC will take control of the 90-year-old Coliseum for the next century. (C Flanigan/FilmMagic/Getty Images) L.A.'s Coliseum hosted opening ceremonies of the 1932 and 1984 Summer Games. (C Flanigan/Getty Images)

Four United States cities remain in the running to put together a bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, according to the report by the Associated Press.

Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. are in consideration to host the games, according to the report.

Last month, officials in New York City and Philadelphia announced they will not be bidding on the games after reviewing the pros and cons of bidding for and hosting the games. The International Olympic Committee will award the winning bid for the games in 2017.

Los Angeles previously hosted the 1932 and 1984 Summer Olympic games. The 2016 Summer Games will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the 2020 Games will be held in Tokyo.

New York bid for the 2012 Olympics that were held in London, and Chicago put in a bid for the 2016 Games. Both cities came in fourth-place in the voting. The last American city to host the Summer Games was Atlanta in 1996.

More from the AP:

Over the next six months, the USOC will decide whether it even wants to try to host the Olympics.

If the USOC goes ahead with the bid, the U.S. city would find itself in a spirited battle. Paris, Rome, Doha and Istanbul are among those that could enter the race. The IOC has also long stated a desire to bring the Olympics to Africa for the first time.

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