The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today officially announced the five cities that are bidding for the 2024 Olympics.
They are: Budapest, Hungary; Hamburg, Germany; Los Angeles; Paris, France; and Rome, Italy, according to the BBC.
The IOC “will elect the winner at a vote in Lima, Peru, in September 2017,” the story notes.
“The IOC president Thomas Bach said his organisation will conduct ‘confidential polls’ to judge public support in each of the five bidding cities,” the story adds.
The report quotes Bach saying: “The IOC wants to send the athletes only in cities where they are welcome. This is why public support for a bid is so important.”
The article adds: “With nearly two years until the vote in Lima it is early days, but already people are talking about Paris and Los Angeles as the front-runners.”
To read more about the bids from each of the cities, please click here, which will take you to the BBC’s original story.
Below is a short video that was released earlier this week by the L.A.2024 Bidding Committee, touting L.A. as the place to host the 2024 Olympics. Los Angeles previously hosted the Summer Games in 1932 and 1984.