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Paris to launch feasibility study into 2024 Olympic bid

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Eiffel Tower with boat on Seine in Paris, France

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Paris will spend the next four months determining if it should bid for the 2024 Olympics, and a final decision will probably be made in June 2015, according to insidethegames.

“Fall 2014 will mark an important appointment as it will mark the publication of the result of the study in which 14 working groups have mobilized to determine whether it is appropriate or not to embark on a new adventure Olympic,” CNOSF president Denis Masseglia said, according to the report. “If the study is positive, the period from October to April is devoted to communication for public support to find funding sources and define the governance of a nominating committee.”

If it bids, Paris would hope to become the second city to host a Summer Olympics three times, following London. Paris also held the 1900 and 1924 Olympics, which means hosting in 2024 would mark the 100-year anniversary of its last Games.

Paris and Rome have generated the most buzz among potential 2024 bids early in the process. Applications to host are due to the International Olympic Committee by September 2015. The 2024 host city will be chosen in 2017.

Paris lost in bidding for the 1992, 2008 and 2012 Olympics.

The U.S. could also bid for the 2024 Olympics and is expected to narrow its list of potential bid cities over the next month or two and decide if it will bid by the end of the year. Boston, Dallas, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco and Washington are thought to be in the running.

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