Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. have been chosen by the U.S. Olympic Committee as potential host cities of the 2024 Olympic Summer Games.

“We’re extremely pleased with the level of interest U.S. cities have shown in hosting the Games,” said USOC CEO Scott Blackmun. “Boston, L.A., San Francisco and Washington, D.C. have each given us reason to believe they can deliver a compelling and successful bid, and we look forward to continuing to explore the possibilities as we consider 2024.”

Dallas and San Diego had publicly declared their interest in hosting but are no longer candidates. “We would like to express our gratitude to the cities of Dallas and San Diego, which will not be moving forward in the bid process,” said USOC Chairman Larry Probst. “We have no doubt about the ability of Dallas to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games, and look forward to working with them in the future to enhance the international awareness of the city. Also, we very much appreciate the high-quality proposal from San Diego, a city that truly embraces sport and has a long history of supporting Team USA. Both of these world-class cities are committed to working with the USOC to enhance the Olympic movement in the United States.”

The USOC will continue in-depth discussions with each of the selected cities. In early December, the International Olympic Committee Extraordinary Session will take place, during which time the Olympic Agenda 2020 will be finalized. Following that meeting—likely in early 2015—the USOC will make a decision on whether or not to bid and will select a city if a bid is pursued.

The IOC expects to select a host city in 2017.