Mayor, other officials to give tour of IOC members around the metropolis to show potential venues


LOS ANGELES – Mayor Eric Garcetti will lead city officials in giving members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) a tour of the city, which is vying to host the the 2024 Olympic Games.

IOC members will be taken from Hollywood Hills to Santa Monica Beach. Also included in the tour is the proposed site of a US$2.6-billion National Football League (NFL) stadium that can also be the venue of soccer games.

Los Angeles hosted the Olympics in 1932 and in 1984. Paris is the other city bidding to host the 2024 Games.

However, even if the tour proves to be a success, it is still unknown if Los Angeles will host the 2024 Games as the IOC is considering a proposal to a proposal to use their meeting in Lima, Peru this September to award the next two Olympics – 2024 and 2028 – one to each city.

If Los Angeles is named the host of the 2024 Games, Paris will be the venue of the Olympics in 2028. But if Paris gets 2024, LA will be the 2028 host.

Both cities earlier said they are only vying for the 2024 Games.

The IOC said the proposal was meant to avoid having too many losers in the bidding. When the race to host the 2024 Games began, the bidders were Los Angeles, Paris, Rome, Hamburg and Budapest. The latter three withdrew however. GAC/Expat Media


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