In this July 22, 2015 photo, personnel work at the Carioca Arena 1, that will host basketball during the 2016 Olympic games, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
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With Boston no longer in contention, IOC President Thomas Bach urged U.S. Olympic leaders Tuesday to pick "the most appropriate city" as a substitute candidate for the 2024 Games.The IOC has been consulting with potential bids, including Boston, as part of a new "invitation phase'" for interested cities. The IOC is eager to have a strong candidate from the U.S., which hasn't hosted a Summer Games since Atlanta in 1996 .The rest of the IOC membership will be arriving later for a general assembly highlighted by Friday's vote to determine the host city for the 2022 Winter Olympics, with Beijing and Almaty, Kazakhstan, as the two candidates.After New York failed in a bid for the 2012 Olympics and Chicago lost in the first round of the vote for the 2016 Games, the USOC took steps to try to improve relations with the IOC.Los Angeles hosted the 1932 and 1984 Olympics and now seems poised to enter the 2024 contest.
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