Los Angeles aims to host 2024 Olympics

  • Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti and businessman Casey Wasserman have formed a non-profit organisation, named LA24, and are trying to pitch the city of Los Angeles to the United States' Olympic Committee (USOC) as the country's bid for hosting the 2024 summer Olympics.

    Garcetti and Wasserman officially began talks earlier this month with USOC officials in a bid to replace Boston as the United States' host city candidate.

    Boston was dropped as the host city candidate last month after the city's mayor refused to sign a hosting document, citing concerns that the Olympics would be too costly and financially risky for taxpayers. (Source: IANS)