USOC Getting Serious About Future American Olympic, Paralympic Bid -- August 29, 2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, August 29. THE United States Olympic Committee has named a five-person panel to look into a future bid by the U.S. to host the Olympics and Paralympics, according to Inside The Games.

The panel is made up of International Olympic Committee members Anita DeFrantz and Angela Ruggiero, USA Hockey executive director Dave Ogrean, Atlanta Braves executive vice-president of business operations Mike Plant and former executive vice-president and chief marketing officer of Visa USA Susanne Lyons. These five members are also members of the USOC Board.

The panel will report back to the USOC Board in December, with the expectation that the U.S. will potentially bid on either the 2024 Summer Olympics or the 2026 Winter Olympics. The USOC will not bid on the 2022 Winter Olympics.

"Today the USOC announced the members of the Board who will be part of our previously announced bid working group," USOC chief executive Scott Blackmun said. "This group of individuals will be tasked with looking at the process and timetable of a potential Olympic bid from the United States. Given the experience this group of people bring to the table, we are confident that they will make great progress on this issue by our December Board meeting."

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A general view of the Olympic rings logo hanging from the roof of St. Pancras International Train Station 11 days before the start of the 2012 London Olympic Games.
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