USOC, Los Angeles finalizing bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics
The United States Olympic Committee and Los Angeles are working together to finalize a bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, the national governing body announced following a board meeting.
USOC CEO Scott Blackmun said the organization commissioned a recent poll that showed 81% of people supported a bid by Los Angeles.
Earlier this week, Los Angeles estimated that hosting the 2024 Olympics would cost $4 billion and that the city would be able to cover any overrun costs, something Boston officials refused to put their city on the hook for in their short-lived candidacy.
Boston's Olympic bid came to an end on July 27 as Boston mayor Marty Walsh said he would not put taxpayers at risk by signing a contract with the United States Olympic Committee.
The USOC has until Sept. 15 to finalize their bid and present their candidate city to the IOC. The host city for the 2024 Summer Olympics will be selected in 2017. The field of candidate cities outside of the United States includes Paris, Rome, Budapest and Hamburg, Germany.
- Christopher Chavez