Chicago 2016 Fallout? U.S. Won't Bid On 2020 Games
By Marcus Gilmer in News on Feb 22, 2010 3:40PM
"The cold and hard reality is Chicago spent approximately $80 million on its bid," Blackmun said. "It's going to be difficult to get U.S. cities to continue to invest to that level unless they think they have a realistic chance of winning. The [International Olympic Committee] sent us a message, loud and clear, that they don't want the Games to be in the United States...Unless we get some signs from the IOC, I think it's highly unlikely we would mount a bid on our own initiative."
With the deadline for submitting a city for the 2018 Winter Olympics having passed, this means the next possible year the U.S. could host any Olympics would be the 2022 Winter Olympics, making it 20 years between Games on American soil.