Los Angeles — July, 2013
– Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has informed the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) of his support for the City’s bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
In a letter to USOC Chairman Larry Probst and President Scott Blackmun, the Mayor enclosed a unanimous Los Angeles City Council resolution of support, saying, “I served as President of the City Council in adopting that resolution and I write to you now to express my support for bringing the Games to Los Angeles in 2024.”
Mayor Garcetti’s letter was dated July 1, the day on which he was sworn in as Los Angeles’ new mayor. His predecessor, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, previously notified the USOC in March of Los Angeles’ interest in being considered as a candidate for the 2024 Games.
The USOC is responsible for selecting a candidate city whenever the U.S. bids for the Games. For 2024, the USOC would have to submit a candidate to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) by a yet to be determined date in 2015. By tradition, the IOC will select the 2024 host city in 2017, seven years in advance.
To view Mayor Garcetti’s letter and enclosures, click here