Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter has notified the United States Olympic Committee of Philadelphia’s “commitment to working with the USOC to bid on the 2024 Olympic Games,” according to a statement from Nutter’s office. Nutter also stated that Philadelphia is interested in becoming a candidate city, and ultimately, the host city.

“The Philadelphia region has enthusiastically embraced the prospect of bidding on and hosting a future Olympic Games, and we look forward with great anticipation to the opportunity to work with the USOC on this project,” said Nutter in the statement.

The USOC wrote to the 25 largest cities in the United States, together with the cities that have previously expressed interest, to gauge interest in bidding to host the 2024 Olympic Games.