Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington are the short list of candidate cities for a potential US bid to host the 2024 Summer Games.
The US Olympic Committee reached out to some 35 American cities to gauge interest in a bid, and the list of potential host cities was narrowed down after a 16-month process.
The United States hasn't hosted a summer edition of the Games since the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Los Angeles hosted the 1932 and 1984 Olympics while the three other candidate cities would be first-time hosts.
The USOC says a decision on whether or not to proceed with a bid will likely be made in early 2015, at which time it would also identify which city would seek hosting duties.
Dallas and San Diego, who had expressed early interest, will not be moving forward in the bid process, according to the USOC.