The United States Olympic Committee today confirmed that it is in discussions with the city of Los Angeles regarding a bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The announcement followed a USOC board of directors meeting at the Denver International Airport.
“We continue to think that a U.S. bid for the 2024 Games can be successful,” said USOC chairman Larry Probst. “The board authorized CEO Scott Blackmun to work with Los Angeles to explore the viability of a potential bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. We hope to finalize terms that benefit both the city of Los Angeles and the Olympic Movement in the United States so that we can submit a world-class bid to the IOC by its September 15 deadline.”
Wednesday’s announcement came just over two weeks after the USOC and Boston 2024 jointly ended the campaign for Boston to bid for the 2024 Games.
Los Angeles hosted the 1932 and 1984 Olympic Games. Blackmun noted that 81 percent of people in Los Angeles support the city bidding for the 2024 Games.
The 2024 Olympic and Paralympic host city will be selected in Summer 2017.