LA City Council Votes 13-0 for 2024 Host City Olympic Contract

On January 25, 2017 the LA City Council unanimously voted 13-0 for Los Angeles to sign the Host City Contract with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The website La24.org is up and running and is promoting LA 2024. “LA 2024 is about what’s possible when you follow the sun.” The sun is the organization’s symbol stating that the rising and setting sun is their inspiration “offering promise of a tomorrow that can be whatever we want it to be.”

Where city-after-city, including Boston and Rome have failed to earn the support of their local populaces and governments, LA2024 has been all-in since they were nominated as the replacement to the former for an American bid.

LA 2024 will be the first energy-positive and solar-powered Games, organizers claim. The City Council’s vote legally binds the US Olympic Committee to accept LA as the host of the Games if elected by the IOC on September 13, 2017 in Lima, Peru.

The budget cost has been drawn up to $5.3 billion of revenue and $4.8 million in contingency. Eric Garcetti, the Los Angeles Mayor, said LA will be a great host location if the IOC accepts.

“The IOC’s Host City Contract is our promise that Los Angeles is ready to host an outstanding and fiscally responsible Olympic and Paralympic Games,” said Mayor Garcetti. “If LA is selected as the 2024 Host City, our low-risk, high-tech and sustainable Games will inspire the next generation to grow the Olympic Movement.”

 

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