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PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) – With only nine weeks before a candidate city would have to be identified, U.S. Olympic leaders say any discussion of an American bid for the 2020 Olympics is still premature.

At meetings next week, the USOC and IOC expect to resume serious negotiations on a difficult revenue-sharing agreement that has shaped the relationship between the organizations.

That issue needs to be resolved before the USOC can consider bidding for the Games, CEO Scott Blackmun said Tuesday.

Olympic committees must submit names of applicant cities by Sept. 1. Blackmun said discussions he has had with city leaders who have approached him about the idea have all been “predicated on the idea that those discussions are premature.”

Among U.S. cities mentioned as potential bidders include New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Minneapolis and Tulsa, Okla.

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