- Associated Press - Sunday, December 14, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) - District of Columbia mayor-elect Muriel Bowser will travel to California to pitch the U.S. Olympic Committee on the prospect of Washington hosting the Summer Games in 2024.

The Washington Post (https://tinyurl.com/qdp8b8b) reports that the trip by Bowser was made possible by a change to the D.C. Council schedule. Council chairman has agreed to move this week’s legislative meeting to Wednesday, allowing Bowser to make the trip on Tuesday. Bowser, a Democrat, is a D.C. council member. The meeting is the last for the legislative body before she is sworn in as mayor.

Joaquin McPeek, a spokesman for Bowser, says the mayor-elect is excited to be representing her hometown in the Olympic bid.

The other finalist cities for the U.S. 2024 bid are Boston, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

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Information from: The Washington Post, https://www.washingtonpost.com

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