Los Angeles 2024 promise "canvas to paint winning American bid" on as publish plans

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Los Angeles is one of seven cities - along with Boston, Dallas, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco and Washington DC - currently lobbying the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) to be put forward as the American candidate for 2024 as the country seeks to host the Summer Games for the first time since Atlanta 1996. Under the proposals published today by Los Angeles there would be three main clusters with, at its heart, a primary cluster based in downtown LA containing 12 venues, hosting 19 sports, and potentially the Olympic Village and the International Broadcast Centre.

The main stadium would again be the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the centrepiece of the 1932 and 1984 Olympics.

The revitalised LA River forms the "spine" of the plan, officials from the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games (SCCOG) claim, with one of the two locations for the Olympic Village close to the river with the other downtown.

Officials also claim that 80 per cent of spectators will be connected to venues by public transport, even though they admit in their document that it is an "urban expanse suited to the automobile".

Read more at insidethegames.biz