I'm not kidding. I nearly spit my coffee out when I saw the headline earlier today.
"The USOC sent letters to the mayors of 35 cities Tuesday to gauge interest in a potential bid to bring the Summer Olympics back to the country for the first time since 1996." (Columbus the only Ohio city that received a letter)
Truthfully, I don't think Cbus has the facilities, city infrastructure, or international appeal to host the Olympics, but 2024 is 9 years away - a lot could change. Some other hopeful cities are Paris, Rome, Doha, and Dubai. I love Columbus as much as the next person, but that's an impressive list so far.
For now though, the capital city is being considered by the USOC!