The International Olympic Committee remains positive that the United States will provide a bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games.
After Boston withdrew their bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) remains confident that the United States will deliver an alternative candidate.
On Monday, the US Olympic Committee (USOC) rescinded Boston's bid to host the event, after the city's mayor Martin Walsh announced his taxpayers could not afford the cost.
Despite that setback, IOC president Thomas Bach has no doubts that the US will put forward another city for the Games.
"For the IOC this was always about an American bid put forward by the United States Olympic Committee," he told reporters.
"This invitation phase is also an opportunity to determine which city will eventually be chosen by a National Olympic Committee.
"We are confident that USOC will choose the most appropriate city for a strong US bid."
USOC CEO Scott Blackmun had earlier stated: "The USOC would very much like to see an American city host the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2024.
"We will immediately begin to explore whether we can do so on a basis consistent with our guiding principles, to which we remain firmly committed."