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San Diego bids for 2024 Summer Olympics

SAN DIEGO -- America’s Finest City submitted an 80-page bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics and Paralympics, and is now waiting to hear back from the U. S. Olympic Committee (USOC).

The USOC will wade through the many submissions and narrow them down to three, which will be announced next month.

Vincent Mudd, chairman of the San Diego exploratory committee, told U-T San Diego that if San Diego is not selected this time, they will gear up for another bid for 2032. Though former mayor Filner made much of San Diego’s ties with Mexico, the events would all be held in venues that already exist in San Diego, including Fiesta Island.

Mudd estimated it would cost the City $4 billion to host the Olympics. According to the U-T, the public may be asked to choose a mascot and create a logo as early as next week.

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(Editor's note: This post originally appeared on SDGLN media partner Gay San Diego.)