POSTED BY STEPHANIE MICHAUD on MyNewsLA
Mayor Eric Garcetti touted Los Angeles Tuesday as the safest bet for organizers of the 2024 Olympic Games to make in choosing a location, with many of the sports venues needed for hosting the event already built in the city.
Los Angeles is competing against Paris, Rome and Budapest for the opportunity to host the 2024 Summer Olympics and Paralympic Games.
The city has been getting ready “since the Olympic flame was extinguished at the closing ceremony of the 1984 L.A. Games,” which were held in Los Angeles, according to Garcetti.
“Our Olympic infrastructure is already in the ground, not on the drawing boards, ” he said. “We are virtually risk-free because we only have to build one venue to host the Games.”
Garcetti is part of a delegation of Los Angeles 2024 bid committee members who have been in Rio de Janeiro for the past week to observe this summer’s Olympic Games and meet with sports officials in Brazil.