The list of cities in the running for hosting each Olympic Games is usually pretty predictable. After all, there are not that many places in the world that have the resources, money and infrastructure to hold such a vast event.
But there is a city that is hoping to be successful with a hugely ambitious and surprising potential bid for the 2024 Games.
Yes, you guessed it - Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Not the big-hitting American rivals like Los Angeles, Boston and Dallas. No, Tulsa. Oklahoma.
That's the 43rd biggest city in the United States bidding to host the world's greatest sporting event. To put that in perspective, if the 43rd biggest city in Britain had held the Olympics last year then we'd all have been enthralled by Slough 2012.
If you thought Tulsa's big dreams were a half-baked idea then you would be doing the man behind the idea a grave disservice, because he appears to have thought of everything. That is, with the exception of how to cater for the water polo.
Neil Mavis is the fellow in question, who is well beyond just envisaging and dreaming of how Tulsa is going to host the world for the greatest sporting festival of them all.
The United States have not held the Olympic Games since Atlanta suffered enormous losses with the controversial staging of the 1996 edition, but Mavis is undeterred by any negativity that surrounds his project.
It may be an unassuming place, but Mavis can imagine kayaks and canoes gliding serenely along the Arkansas River and runners taking in the sights of the famous Route 66.
"The larger cities aren’t truly representative of what the real America is," said Jennifer Jones of the Tulsa 2024 bid committee. "The real America is the midsize cities, and we want people to see America."
Mavis admits that Tulsa has an outdated reputation as being a flyover state of tumbleweed and dust, of oil, wheat and cattle - but not international sporting events. He is determined to see that change, however.
"We have all the resources," he told the New York Times. "We just need the spark. Some people think I’m the village idiot - but we’re going to stay in the race. There’s no reason to give up."
Tulsa would aim to hold them before July, when the temperature can reach incredible highs, and after the spring, when tornado season peaks. The Games have not been held that early in the year since 1924.
There remains just one problem, though, according to Mavis. "We don’t have an answer yet for water polo," he said, clearly misunderstanding that all you need for water polo is a swimming pool. "But one thing we do have is plenty of land out here in Oklahoma."