Los Angeles has officially been selected as the U.S. candidate city that will bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics.
Boston was initially in the race, but backed out in July. LA has hosted the Summer Games twice before, in 1932 and 1984, and joins a field of international contenders like Paris, Rome, Budapest and Hamburg, Germany.
USOC Chief Executive Officer Scott Blackmun told a news conference, “It is my distinct honor today to formerly name the city of Los Angeles as the U.S. bid city to host the 2024 Olympics.”
A winner will be elected in 2017.