Los Angeles, Rome, Budapest & Paris Meet Deadline to Bid for 2024 Olympics

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Feb. 17, 2016

Los Angeles, Rome, Budapest and Paris met the Wednesday deadline to deliver the vision, concept and strategy plans to host the 2024 Olympic Games, the IOC reported.

The deadline for the “Candidature Process 2024″ is the first following the adoption of a program that encourages cities to present Olympic projects best matching their sports, economic, social and environmental long-term planning needs and calls for the use of existing facilities where possible.

“It is impressive to see how they have incorporated the Olympic project into the long-term development plans of their city, region and country,” IOC President Thomas Bach said. “Coming from different starting points, for all four there is a clear focus on sustainable development, legacy and in particular how the facilities are going to be used after the Olympic Games. We are delighted to have four extremely strong candidatures and look forward to a fascinating competition.”

The candidate cities, the IOC said, “are making use of an extremely high percentage of existing and temporary venues, possibly the most ever. The plans received indicate very thoughtful consideration of what the cities and their people need for the future.”

The submissions were on computer USB drives instead of thousands of pages of paper documents.

Election of the host city will take place in September, 2017 at an IOC meeting in Lima, Peru after analysis and reviews of the proposals.

This year’s summer Games will be in Rio de Janeiro and the 2020 Olympics are set for Tokyo.