Los Angeles Interested in 2024 Summer Olympic Games Bid
March 8, 2013
Los Angeles has been revealed as an interested party in a a potential United States bid for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games.
LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa wrote a letter to the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) saying that Los Angeles is interested in bidding for the Games.
In his letter the Mayor said, “On behalf of the City of Los Angeles, I am pleased to confirm our enthusiastic interest in bidding to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. We are proud of our city’s sports heritage and tradition, and we stand ready to work with you to bring the Olympic Games back to the United States.”
Last year Los Angeles City Council passed a resolution of support for a 2024 Olympic Games bid.
The letter to the USOC also included a letter of support from the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games, which included signatures from Magic Johnson, Tom Hanks, Olympic gold medalist Janet Evans, and AEG president and CEO Tim Leiweke.
Los Angeles hosted the 1932 and 1984 Summer Olympics. The host for the 2024 Games will be awarded in 2017.