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"As we have stated to Denver and other interested cities, the USOC is not focused on bids at this time," USOC spokesman Patrick Sandusky said.
In a news release, the Denver committee acknowledged that it could not move forward with any Olympic bid without the backing of the USOC.
The 2022 host will be chosen in 2015, though any potential bid cities would have to be committed to a plan by 2013.
Jeremy Bloom, a former football star at Colorado who went on to compete in the Olympics in freestyle skiing, is among those on the Denver committee.
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