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USOC Says It's Not Distracted From Chicago's Olympics Bid

08/10/09 04:08 PM ET   AP

Olympics

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — U.S. Olympic Committee leaders have reiterated their support for Chicago's bid to land the 2016 Olympics, saying it is the federation's sole focus.

USOC CEO Stephanie Streeter released a statement Monday in the wake of recent reports that Pittsburgh might explore a bid for the 2020 Summer Games.

Also, the deadline for submitting formal proposals for the 2018 Winter Olympics is in October, and cities such as Denver and Reno, Nev., have been mentioned in the past as possible candidates.

Streeter, however, doesn't want any reports about those cities to obscure the USOC's focus.

The International Olympic Committee will choose Chicago, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro or Tokyo to host the 2016 Olympics at its meeting in October.

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