The U.S. Olympic Committee says it is reconsidering Washington’s bid to host the 2024 Summer games, but leaders of the local effort — though they haven’t lost the support of elected leaders — have publicly responded mostly with silence.

More than a week after Boston bowed out of the running for the games, the only on-the-record comments from Washington’s bid committee, chaired by businessman W. Russell “Russ” Ramsey, have been non-committal.

One statement released by the group says Washington 2024 “remains proud of the effort we put forth.” Another says its members “remain committed” to their vision for hosting the games.

The brevity is in stark contrast to months of campaigning following Washington’s inclusion among four finalists for the games, when leaders of the Washington bid took USOC officials on a helicopter tour of the region and went on social media sprees around town sporting pins and flashing hand signs meant to signify a unified effort for the games.

Top officials in D.C., Montgomery County, Fairfax County and Arlington all issued new statements of support this week, even after Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said he couldn’t commit to hosting the games if it put taxpayers at risk of paying for cost overruns.

D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) remains a steadfast backer of the effort despite the Boston fallout, according to spokesman Michael Czin.

“Our position has not changed — we support D.C.’s bid and will continue to follow the lead of DC 2024,” the group organizing the region’s bid, Czin said in an e-mail.

But few of the local leaders say they have been briefed on the possibility of Washington re-bidding since Boston bowed out. That includes Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III (D), who was on board for the initial effort but issued a statement this time around saying he “looks forward to being briefed and updated prior to any re-bid effort that will involve the county’s participation.”

The reason for the relative silence, according to two backers directly familiar with the discussions, is that over the course of several phone conversations between Washington 2024 leaders and USOC representatives since the Boston bid failed, USOC representatives indicated they were planning to choose Los Angeles or San Francisco out of concern that Washington remained too negative a political symbol among some IOC members.

“It is clear to us that they are headed to California in 2024. Not sure what city yet,” said one person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the conversations were meant to be private. “But the reason is, as it appears to us, is that some committee members — and it really does just appear to be a handful — continue to view Washington as the negative face of American politics.”

That concern, the organizer said, was exacerbated by the American investigation into corruption allegations at FIFA, the governing body of the World Cup.

Another local supporter, in an e-mail, used very similar wording, saying that by the end of a week of conversations it was clear USOC officials had moved on to L.A. or San Francisco, the other two cities that lost out to Boston initially.

Spokespersons for the USOC declined to comment.

USOC chairman Larry Probst told the Associated Press last week that his committee had begun contacting bid leaders in all three remaining cities.

Probst said the USOC had “to determine what their level of interest is in pursuing a bid and take that feedback and gather our board together and discuss that feedback with our board and make a decision.” He said the American selection needed to be finalized by the end of August in order to meet the International Olympic Committee’s Sept. 15 deadline for a submission.

Ramsey’s most recent statement on the bid says members of Washington 2024 “remain committed to that vision, as well as ensuring America’s bid is as strong as possible, giving our athletes a chance to compete here at home.”

Since the Boston selection he publicly lamented how Washington is sometimes viewed internationally.

“Something needs to serve as a catalyst to re-brand Washington, D.C.,” he told the Post in June.

Finalizing any American bid by Sept. 15 would require quick work, and so far, it appears Ramsey and Ted Leonsis, owner of the Wizards and Capitals and vice chair of Washington 2024, have not lost the backing of most local leaders.

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett (D), Fairfax County Board Chairman Sharon Bulova (D) and Arlington County Board Chair Mary H. Hynes (D) all joined Bowser this week in re-stating their support.

“We are still supportive of D.C.’s bid and believe it would be a great thing for our region,” said Leggett spokesman Patrick Lacefield, in a statement. “What happened in Boston does not change our view.”

Bulova said in an interview that her belief that the region could adeptly handle such a competition was reinforced after Fairfax County hosted 10,000 athletes and 30,000 visitors for the World Police and Fire Games. “It was a huge demonstration of how we, Fairfax County and the region, could host a major event,” she said.

The police and fire games brought the county $89 million in new spending. Bulova said that although she had not spoken to Washington 2024 organizers since the Boston selection in January, she remained hopeful that hosting the Olympics could have a galvanizing and bring a much larger economic boost.

Bulova added that the public would ultimately need to support the effort. Boston’s Walsh declined to sign a financial guarantee to back Boston’s bid after a groundswell of opposition to the idea in Boston, and even L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti — though again proclaiming his city the best choice — has not publicly agreed to sign such a guarantee.

“Clearly there needs to be ground work beforehand to make sure the D.C. community and the community in the region support it,” Bulova said.

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