It's now official! The U.S. Olympic Committee has chosen Boston as it's applicant city for hosting the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

After a unanimous endorsement from the USOC's board of directors, the choice was to have Boston represent the United States in it's bid to host the Olympics in 2024.

USOC Chairman Larry Probst said of the city,

we have an incredibly strong partner in Boston that will work with us to present a compelling bid,”

And Boston's Mayor Marty Walsh said of the decision,

It is an exceptional honor for Boston to be chosen as the U.S. representative in the running for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

"Our goal is to host Olympic and Paralympic Games that are innovative, walkable and hospitable to all. Boston hopes to welcome the world's greatest athletes to one of the world's great cities."

They'll have a while to wait and see what the International Olympic Committee has to say, the actual host city won't be decided until 2017.

So are you psyched that Boston is one step closer to hosting and Olympics? Or hope it doesn't pan out?