The city of Los Angeles made an official announcement that they will bid to be a host city for the 2024 Olympics. The city made their desire to host the games known in a letter that was sent out on Thursday.
“I am pleased to confirm our enthusiastic interest in bidding to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games,” read a letter from outgoing Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to USOC chief Scott Blackmun. “Our City Council passed a resolution of support for a 2024 bid… We are proud of our city’s sports heritage and tradition, and we stand ready to work with you to bring the Olympic Games back to the United States.”
Los Angeles has previously hosted the Olympics in 1984 and 1932.
The letter from Los Angeles was endorsed by the likes of a handful of celebrities and athletes including Magic Johnson, Tom Hanks, Barry Sanders and more.
Chicago, Detroit and Boston were considering bids for the 2024 games, but have dropped out of consideration.
Los Angeles’ bid will go up against Paris, Rome, Dubai, Doha, and Durban, South Africa. The IOC will vote in 2017, so there is still a long way to go for each city.