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Los Angeles Proposes Olympic Athlete, Media Village Sites for 2024

The UCLA campus was selected as a possible site of the Olympic athletes village

Organizers of the Los Angeles bid to host the 2024 Olympics have chosen the UCLA campus as the prospective site for the athletes' village.

Mayor Eric Garcetti also announced Monday that the University of Southern California campus would be the site of the media village.

The facilities of the UCLA campus would allow athletes to train where they are living.

Los Angeles organizers had initially proposed building an athletes' village on a rail yard east of downtown but questions arose about the feasibility of that idea, which would have required moving the yard elsewhere and cleanup.

Los Angeles is running for the 2024 Games against Rome, Paris and Budapest, Hungary. The International Olympic Committee will make the selection in 2017.

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