Los Angeles vies for 2024 Summer Olympics

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Los Angeles is making its pitch to host the 2024 Summer Olympics.

Mayor Eric Garcetti along with sports and media executive Casey Wasserman; Bill Hanway, who heads Global Sports for architecture firm AECOM; and Kafi Blumenfield, executive director of the Discovery Cube Los Angeles science museum; gave a final presentation to representatives of the U.S Olympic Committee in Redwood City on Tuesday.

Los Angeles is competing against Boston, San Francisco and Washington to become the U.S. candidate. If chosen, it will join London as the only cities to have hosted the Summer Olympics three times. Los Angeles hosted games in 1932 and 1984.

"We have a great plan and if they want to re-build a sustainable, affordable and dynamic Olympics, L.A. is a great place," Garcetti said.

The committee has until mid-January to select a U.S. candidate. The International Olympic Committee is expected to choose a host city for the 2024 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2017.

City News Service contributed to this report.

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