Mayor Garcetti Meets With U.S. Olympics Committee to Discuss LA Bid

Los Angeles has hosted the Olympics twice before, in 1984 and 1932

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    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Thursday traveled to Colorado Springs for a U.S. Olympics Committee briefing about the United States bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics and Paralympics.

    Garcetti met with the USOC "o discuss how we can present the strongest possible bid for our nation," he said in a statement.

    Boston, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. are also in the running to be the U.S. bid. The four candidates were selected in June, the USOC said in a statement.

    Sports executive Casey Wasserman and two LA officials accompanied Garcetti to represent the city.

    The USOC will likely make a decision on whether or not to bid, and which city to select, in early 2015, the organization said.

    A U.S. Olympics in 2024 would mark the first time the country has hosted the summer international competition since the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.

    Los Angeles has hosted the Summer Olympics twice before, in 1984 and 1932.

    Host cities are required to provide at least 45,000 hotel rooms, an Olympic Village with rooms for 16,500 people and a 5,000-person capacity dining area and space for 15,000 media and broadcast representatives. The city must also have an international airport able to handle thousands of international travelers per day, public transportation to venues and roadway closures. 

    City News Service contributed to this report.

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