Could Minneapolis Be An Olympic Host City?

Edgar Linares of WCCO radio asked us this question as the XXXI Olympiad began last week in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. We will certainly have to wait our turn until at least 2028, since candidate cities for the 2024 Olympics have already been narrowed down. The cities are Rome, Los Angeles, Budapest and Paris. As a reminder, Boston was the original U.S. candidate city. Based on the extensive obligations associated with hosting an Olympics, Boston withdrew its candidacy and 1984 Olympics host city Los Angeles stepped up to fill the void. The 2024 selection is expected by September of 2017.