Columbus Asked To Consider Putting In Olympic Bid


UPDATED: Thursday February 21, 2013 3:30 PM

The U.S. Olympic Committee has sent a letter to Columbus officials to see if they would be interested in bidding for the 2024 Summer Games.

The letter outlines the many requirements that a city would need for the games.

They include: 45,000 hotel rooms, an Olympic village for 16,500 people, and public transportation to venues.

The U.S. hasn't hosted the Summer Olympics since Atlanta in 1996; Salt Lake City was the last American city to stage the Winter Games in 2002.

Columbus is one of 35 U.S. cities asked to consider entering a bid.

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