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USOC will not submit bid to host 2020 Olympics

Where will the 2020 Olympic Games be held?

Not in the United States.

Patrick Sandusky, spokesman for the U.S. Olympic Committee, tweeted Monday that “I can confirm the U.S. will not be bidding for the 2020 Olympic Games.”

Chicago, New York and Dallas and expressed interest in putting together a bid for the ’20 Summer Games, but that was contingent on the USOC working out a revenue-sharing deal with the International Olympic Committee.

“With such little time left in the process, we don’t believe we could pull together a winning bid that could serve the Olympic and Paralympic movement,” Sandusky said, via the Associated Press.

Because of the USOC’s decision there will be at least a 20-year gap between Olympic Games in America. The last Summer Games in the U.S. were in Atlanta in 1996. The last Olympics in the U.S. were the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Games.

The 2020 Games will be awarded in 2013. Rome, Tokyo, Madrid and Istanbul have announced that they will submit bids.

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.

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