This article in the Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph http://olympics.gazette.com/fullstory.php?id=6794 highlights some of the hurdles a 24 hour Olympics TV channel will face in the US. If this channel does come to fruition it will be an excellent platform for Team Handball broadcasts.
The USOC has dropped Philadelphia and Houston from the short list of potential bid cities for the 2016 Olympics. http://www.gazette.com/display.php?id=1319642&secid=3 The remaining cities are Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Chicago. I think the prospect that that the USOC might simply decide to not bid for the 2016 Olympics extremely unlikely. Still, it’s good posturing to ensure that these cities develop bids that are more likely to win IOC votes. Also, don’t be surprised if the US National Championships takes place at one of these three cities in the near future.