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A key organizer of the region's unsuccessful bid for the 2012 Summer Games is gauging interest in making a run at the 2024 Games. Dan Knise, president and CEO of the Washington-Baltimore 2012 Regional Coalition, believes "there's a little bit of a spark" in the region for another try.
"There have been some informal discussions with people. The energy the Olympics create, the optimism it creates, I feel that again. I'm optimistic," said Knise, who was in London with his family to watch the Games but also hoped to "take the temperature" of Olympic decision-makers.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie-Rawlings Blake said in a statement: "It would be a fantastic opportunity to showcase the region. And we would do a phenomenal job hosting the world elite athletes and fans from around the world."
John Moag Jr., former chairman of the Maryland Stadium Authority, said all the things that made the region attractive in 2012 remain, including having "the largest sports infrastructure in a 40-mile radius."
Already there is speculation that Chicago, Dallas, New York and Philadelphia are interested. On the international level, Toronto has declared its intention to bid and just days ago French President Francois Hollande said Paris might be a contender.
The International Olympic Committee will choose the host city in 2017.