Los Angeles To Bid For 2024 Summer Olympics

The Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games (SCCOG) has revealed its comprehensive plan for Los Angeles in a bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games.

The SCCOG participated in two working sessions with the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) in the fall of 2013 and submitted its plan for a 2024 bid this week.

The plan includes 12 venues hosting 19 sporting events, the Olympic Village and potentially the International Broadcast Center.

The centrepiece of Olympic Park would be transformed to accommodate 80,000 spectators. The SCCOG envisages building a 20,000-seat soccer stadium on the site which would be used as a temporary aquatics venue for swimming and synchronized swimming. Diving would take place at USC’s Uytengsu Aquatics Center, while water polo would be contested at the LA84 Foundation/John C. Argue Swim Stadium, originally constructed for the 1932 Olympic Games.

The L.A. metro rail system would be expanded to connect all the venues, and the committee says it is “committed to delivering up 80 per cent of the spectators by public transit”.