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San Francisco bids for summer Olympics 2024

Olympic rings.
Olympic rings. Image by Jon Curnow / CC BY 2.0

San Francisco is officially throwing its hat in the ring to stage the 2024 Olympic games. Its bid will focus on the Bay area’s ‘distinctions, ingenuity and character’ and will use various existing venues for the events. It follows a series of unsuccessful bids in the past and the city will face competition from other US candidates before the final decision is made in 2017. Read more: sfgate.com