Watch the Hype Video for the 2024 Olympic City Bid, Los Angeles

  1 Caley Oquist | September 14th, 2016 | News, Video

Los Angeles, California is in for the bidding to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games. They are 1 of 4 cities bidding, including Rome, Budapest and Paris.

The International Olympic Committee has announced the receipt of 4 Candidature Files to host the 2024 Olympic Games. In what is typically a multi-step process, this is the first deadline on the route to hosting the Olympic Games where cities must officially opt in, or out, of hosting.

In its early notes, the IOC says that all 4 candidate cities have artfully met the new requirements upon hosting the Olympic Games with an eye toward avoiding the sort of economic disasters that still plagues, for example, Athens, Greece, the hosts of the 2004 Olympic Games.

“Los Angeles, Rome, Budapest and Paris are all submitting projects fully in line with Olympic Agenda 2020,” IOC President Thomas Bach said. “It is impressive to see how they have incorporated the Olympic project into the long-term development plans of their city, region and country. Coming from different starting points, for all four there is a clear focus on sustainable development, legacy and in particular how the facilities are going to be used after the Olympic Games. We are delighted to have four extremely strong candidatures and look forward to a fascinating competition.”

To learn more about why LA should be the host city, you can visit their website. There they will explain why the sunny city is a good choice for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

“LA is a city of dreamers, where the impossible becomes possible.”

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The Olympics are a money pit. I don’t really want them in my city.

HOWEVER, the Los Angeles plan seems to be about as reasonable as it gets. Use a lot of pre-existing facilities, the presence of the two major universities that can host both events and be used as athlete villages in the dorms.

It actually makes a ton of sense. “Hey, we need to house and feed 20,000 people at once, and we need to do it somewhere where there are facilities for them to practice and train in.” Literally the definition of a college campus.

Of course, an excuse to spend money and skim a little off the top is the whole reason the IOC loves the Olympics so much…so probably not a likely winner.

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