The Washington D.C. organizing committee formally announced on Tuesday its intention to play host to the 2024 Summer Olympics. The bid would include the Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. area, which has added a convention center, new baseball stadium and an improved Metro system since its failed bid for the 2012 Games. "We look forward to assisting the Washington Olympic Committee in presenting the nation's capital and fabulous surrounding region to the Olympic sporting world," Redskins owner Daniel Snyder said in a statement. "We are fortunate to have most of the venues needed in an internationally recognized city that is accustomed to staging high-profile events." The United States hasn't played host to a Summer Games since Atlanta in 1996. A short list of two to three candidates for the 2024 Games is expected by the end of 2014.
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