LA Olympics

2024 Summer Olympics – LA to launch bid

It has been officially announce the Los Angeles will launch a bid to host the Summer Olympics on the west coast of America in 2024.

The US Olympic Committee have come to an agreement for LA to host the bid. The bid is to replace Boston as the American lead for the application. The reason for the change of heart for Boston was said to be down to the projected costs that would be incurred from running the event on the east coast.

The Los Angeles Times stated, “Los Angeles now begins working to overcome a ‘second-choice’ label, hoping to join London as the only city to host three Summer Games. Paris, Rome and Hamburg highlight a field of heavyweight contenders in what promises to be a difficult, expensive bidding process that culminates with an International Olympic Committee vote in the summer of 2017. Over the next two years, L.A. bid leaders must convince the City Council that hosting the Games at a potential overall cost of $6 billion would make financial sense.”

We look forward to watching the build up for the nominations over the coming months. Keep a look out for further news on the applications.