Members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will hold an extraordinary session after presentations by the campaign teams for Los Angeles and Paris, battling for the right to succeed 2020 hosts Tokyo and stage the Games in seven years' time.
LA 2024's bid team will also present on Tuesday but, as is usually the case at this July IOC meeting, it will not have any political support on site. "The two projects are different in nature, but each city presents a proposal which is genuinely authentic and reflects the best of what each has to offer".
The group includes Mayor Eric Garcetti, LA 2024 Chairman Casey Wasserman, CEO Gene Sykes and Vice Chairs Janet Evans and Candace Cable.
"You see that in Europe we are alone now because Hamburg, because Rome, because Budapest, after referendum, the bid is stopped and I think it is very important that the International Olympic Committee open a new way for cities and we are supportive of this new process". Our Games Plan fits perfectly with the unstoppable forward momentum of our city; our communities are excited about the prospect of welcoming the world and experiencing the unique long-term benefits of hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The final election for the 2024, and possibly 2028 host city will occur September 13 in Lima, Peru. "Two days after taking office he made a decision to welcome the evaluation commission", said 2024 Games co-chair Tony Estanguet.
Bach said the proposal to award the two Games had been "unanimously" endorsed, adding the International Olympic Committee had a "golden opportunity" with two "great cities" competing for 2024 and did not want to turn either away, particularly at a time when interest in hosting Olympics has faded, with cities increasingly reluctant to take on the vast expense. "I hope that all the members will share our excitement for a high-tech, low-risk and truly sustainable Games for a new era". Four-time Olympic champions Janet Evans and Michael Johnson today visited the Olympic Museum, where the Olympic torch that Evans passed to Muhammad Ali and Johnson's golden spikes from Atlanta 1996 are on display. SFC will not be able to assist you with any inquiries and disclaims any content in these press releases.