- Associated Press - Friday, June 13, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee says he is thrilled that his city is one of four U.S. cities still in the running to possibly host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games.

The U.S. Olympic Committee announced on Friday that San Francisco along with Los Angeles, Boston and Washington, D.C. were the four finalists for the U.S. Olympic bid. Dallas and San Diego were scratched from the list of possible cities.

San Francisco, Boston and Washington would be first-time hosts. Los Angeles hosted the 1932 and 1984 Olympics.

Lee said Friday that San Francisco and the Bay Area region has shown it can host some of the world’s biggest sporting events. He cited the Giants’ victorious World Series runs in 2010 and 2012, the America’s Cup races in 2013 and the upcoming Super Bowl 50 in 2016.

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