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County supervisors announce support for Olympic bid

Posted: September 17, 2013 7:00 p.m.
Updated: September 17, 2013 7:00 p.m.

Opening ceremonies of the 1932 Summer Olympics at the Coliseum in Los Angeles, the first time L.A. hosted the Olympics. Photo by George R. Watson, Watson Family Photo Archive

 

Already the only U.S. city to have hosted two Summer Olympics, Los Angeles may position itself for a run at a third bid after county supervisors voted Tuesday to express interest in hosting the 2024 games.

Supervisors agreed to inform the United States Olympic Committee of county interest in hosting the games more than a decade from now.

If successful in its bid, Los Angeles would become the first U.S. city to host the Olympics since Salt Lake City in 2002.

The Los Angeles City Council voted last month to support the idea of a 2024 Olympics in the City of Angels.
Los Angeles has twice before hosted the summer Olympic Games: in 1932 and 1984.

The 2024 games are the earliest for which a host city has not yet been chosen by the International Olympic Committee. Earlier this month the IOC chose Tokyo as the site for the 2020 Olympic Games.

The 2016 Summer Olympics are set to be held in Rio de Janeiro, with the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, and the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Los Angeles also made a bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympics, but Chicago was chosen as the U.S. applicant city instead.

A successful bid in 2024 would put Los Angeles in rare company among Olympic host cities. Only one other city, London, is officially recognized to have ever hosted a trio of games.

Lake Placid, N.Y., is the only other U.S. city to have played host to more than one Olympics. Atlanta, Salt Lake City, St. Louis and Squaw Valley, Calif., have all hosted once.

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