No stranger to the art of campaigning, Washington has thrown its hat into the ring as a candidate for the 2024 Olympics.
The announcement came Tuesday as District of Columbia officials said they have formed a nonprofit group that will seek to bring the Summer Games back to the United States for the first time since 1996 in Atlanta.
"We are the only major capital city in the world not to have hosted the Games yet," said Bob Sweeney, president of DC 2024.
Washington joins Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Tulsa, Okla., as places where officials have openly discussed their interest in hosting the Olympics. There has also been talk of a joint effort between San Diego and Tijuana. Other contenders could include Paris, Rome and Doha, Qatar.