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International Olympic Committee

USOC wants Winter Games, must decide on 2026 or 2030

The prospect of a U.S. bid for the Winter Olympics is less a matter of "if" and more a matter of "when."

The U.S. Olympic Committee board is moving forward with discussions about bringing the Winter Games to America for either 2026 or 2030.

Because Los Angeles was recently awarded the 2028 Summer Games, a bid for 2030 would make more sense, chairman Larry Probst said Friday after the USOC board's quarterly meeting.

But the USOC needs more information about the International Olympic Committee's process for awarding the next Olympics. The 2026 Games are set to be awarded in 2019, but the IOC could decide to award the 2030 Games at that time, as well,...