Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Los Angeles City Council Approves Olympic's Contract and the USOC Makes Los Angeles the Official US Candidate for the 2024 Olympics

And now the real work starts of convincing  the world that Los Angeles should become the first city to host a third Olympics games.  And the story in Reuters makes it clear the IOC wants to have a strong bid fror the Olympics by the United States.

Boston's removal from the 2024 race proved an embarrassment for both the USOC and IOC, which has seen a troubling drop in cities interested in hosting a Games.
After four different candidates from Europe bidding for the 2022 Winter Games dropped out, mostly because of concerns over costs, the IOC was left with a choice between unlikely bids from Beijing and Almaty, Kazakhstan, before finally settling on the Chinese capital.
The IOC made it clear that it expected the U.S. to bid for the 2024 Games and at recent meetings in Kuala Lumpur did not hide its disappointment over the Boston fiasco.
Rio de Janeiro will host the Summer Games next year with Tokyo holding the event for a second time in 2020.

And the entire story from Reuters is here,

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