The U.S. Olympic Committee has decided not to nominate a city for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games, reported the USA Today Monday.
Chicago, New York and Dallas were interested in bids, the newspaper reported. The USOC put up Chicago for a bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympics, with high-profile individuals such as President Obama and his wife Michelle, and TV host Oprah Winfrey, actively lobbying the International Olympic Committee to choose Chicago. Despite making it to the final four, the IOC chose to hold the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, which will make it the first city in South America to host the games.
Similarly, The USOC endorsed New York for a 2012 Summer Olympics bid, however the city was eliminated early in the voting process. The IOC ultimately chose to host the games in London.
The last Summer Olympics hosted by the United States was in 1996, when the event was held in Atlanta. Salt Lake City hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics.
Bids can be accepted until Sept. 1. Rome, Tokyo, Madrid and Istanbul, Turkey have placed bids with the International Olympic Committee.