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Portland potential host for 2024 Summer Olympics

Posted: Updated: Feb 19, 2013 11:35 PM

Portland is one of 35 U.S. cities in the running to potentially host the 2024 Olympic Games.

The U.S. Olympic Committee sent letters to mayors of possible Olympic hosts on Tuesday, Feb. 19.

The USOC says they have a little more then two years to decide whether they want to submit a bid for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games.

They say the staging of the games is an extraordinary undertaking, with operating budgets in excess of $3 billion, not including costs associated with venue construction and other infrastructure.

Cities considered must be able to provide 45,000 hotel rooms, an Olympic Village that sleeps 16,500 and a 5000-person dining hall.

Potential sites must free up operations space for more than 15,000 media and broadcasters and an international airport that can handle thousands of international travelers per day.

So far, the mayor's office hasn't responded to the proposal.

Here's the full list of cities that received the letter:

1 Phoenix Arizona
2 Los Angeles California
3 Sacramento California
4 San Diego California
5 San Francisco California
6 San Jose California
7 Denver Colorado
8 Washington D.C.
9 Jacksonville Florida
10 Miami Florida
11 Orlando Florida
12 Atlanta Georgia
13 Chicago Illinois
14 Indianapolis Indiana
15 Baltimore Maryland
16 Boston Massachusetts
17 Detroit Michigan
18 Minneapolis Minnesota
19 St. Louis Missouri
20 Las Vegas Nevada
21 New York New York
22 Rochester New York
23 Charlotte North Carolina
24 Columbus Ohio
25 Tulsa Oklahoma
26 Portland Oregon
27 Philadelphia Pennsylvania
28 Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
29 Memphis Tennessee
30 Nashville & Davidson County Tennessee
31 Austin Texas
32 Dallas Texas
33 Houston Texas
34 San Antonio Texas
35 Seattle Washington

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