The United States hasn’t hosted a summer Olympics since Atlanta in 1996, but Los Angles in trying to change that for the 2024 Games. L.A. has officially tossed their hat into the ring for this bid with the IOC. Boston recently pulled their submission. L.A. last hosted the Games in 1984.
The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously, 15-0, in support of the city’s attempt to join other locales hoping to host the Games. While light on specifics, an announcement highlighting the city’s plans did note that Los Angeles is planning to have 85 percent of proposed venues already in place or planned, and will have five primary venue clusters within 30 minutes of the proposed Athletes’ Village. Los Angeles already boasts numerous arenas and stadiums in its immediate vicinity, with more potentially on the way as the city seeks to attract an NFL team.