L.A. Congressional Delegation Backs Olympic Bid for 2024
Now that Boston has backed out of it’s bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, the city of Los Angeles has opted to be considered for the games. The Summer Olympics were last held in the United States in 1996, when Atlanta was the site. Los Angeles was looking to join London as the only cities to host the Summer Olympics three times. Los Angeles was the site of the 1932 and 1984 Games.
Potential foreign bidders include Rome; Nairobi, Kenya; Casablanca, Morocco; Johannesburg and Durban, South Africa; Doha, Qatar; Melbourne, Australia; Paris; Hamburg, Germany; and St. Petersburg, Russia.
Though the United States did not make a bid to host the 2020 Summer Olympics which were awarded to Tokyo in 2013, Los Angeles sought to be the U.S. candidate to host the 2016 Games. Los Angeles was was beaten by Chicago, whose bid was ultimately rejected by the International Olympic Committee in favor of Rio de Janeiro.