After all the run up to the US Olympic committee, I think I forgot to mention that they actually did get a pick made. They choose Boston. The belief is that the US is the front runner for the games because they've gone so long without hosting them. If Boston wins, it will have been 28 years since the Atlanta games. Since the US provides a huge amount of the advertising and support, it only makes sense that they'd get good treatment in terms of hosting.
Anyway, they've released some pictures of the proposed sites. It looks pretty good. I especially like the idea of holding events on famous University grounds.
I look forward to it!