Los Angeles is promoting a bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. This is an ongoing attempt to bring the games to LA. It is one of two candidate cities along with Paris. Los Angeles was chosen by the United States Olympic Committee on August 28, 2015, after the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to support the bid.
Five-time Olympic Gold medalist, Katie Ledecky, and two-time Olympic Gold medalist Simone Manuel recently starred in a promotional video for Las Angeles 2024. Both are members of the women’s Stanford University swim team in California, though neither is a native Californian (Manuel is from Texas and Ledecky from the Washington D.C. area).
“It would mean a lot for the Olympics to come to California. I love California The people are just so awesome and sincere and willing to help” said Manuel.
“Competing on your home turf is unreal” said Ledecky.
This would be the first time in 40 years in which LA would host the Olympic Games.