Politics

Congress members back Los Angeles for Olympics

An overview of the opening ceremony at the Los Angeles Coliseum during the lighting of the Olympic flame of the 1984 Summer Olympics, July 28, 1984.
An overview of the opening ceremony at the Los Angeles Coliseum during the lighting of the Olympic flame of the 1984 Summer Olympics, July 28, 1984.
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Southern California lawmakers are backing Los Angeles to host the 2024 Summer Olympics.

The Los Angeles Times reports Friday that four local Congressional members — Xavier Becerra, Julia Brownley, Tony Cardenas and Judy Chu — sent a letter to the U.S. Olympic Committee.

The letter calls LA a "vibrant and diverse city that embodies the highest ideals of the Olympic spirit."

LA hosted the 1932 and 1984 summer games.

The U.S. Olympic Committee is expected to decide in coming months whether to submit an American bid for the games. It's also narrowed the possible choices to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston or Washington, D.C.