L.A. County Wants the Summer Olympics Back in 2024 | KCET
L.A. County Wants the Summer Olympics Back in 2024
The Board of Supervisors voted its support today for bringing the Olympic Games to Los Angeles in the summer of 2024.
The board will send a letter to the United States Olympic Committee to formalize its interest and cooperate with the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games in its hosting bid.
"Los Angeles is home to more Olympians than anywhere in the world, and has twice hosted the summer Olympic Games," said Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, who recommended the move.
The Los Angeles City Council on August 13 issued a unanimous resolution of support of hosting the 2024 games. But more than half of the venues would be outside the city limits and within the county of Los Angeles, according to Barry Sanders, chairman of the committee managing the bid.
Funding for the bid will come from private, not public, sources, according to Sanders.
Other cities that have expressed interest in making a bid include Dallas, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. A bid by Boston is also under consideration, while a proposed joint bid by San Diego-Tijuana was quashed by international rules.
Los Angeles lost its bid as the 2016 U.S. option to Chicago, though the games were ultimately awarded to Rio de Janeiro.
"In this game, persistence wins," Sanders said.
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