Olympic bids from the past; Los Angeles vs. Paris

Leading up to the 2024 host city election, we pay attention to Olympic bids from the past. Today, the bids of Los Angeles and Paris.


 Los AngelesParis
Applicant city --
Candidate city 1924 (Paris)1992 (Barcelona)
1928 (Amsterdam)2008 (Beijing)
1948 (London)2012 (London)
1952 (Helsinki)
1956 (Melbourne / Stockholm)
1976 (Montreal)
1980 (Moscow)
Host city 1932 (only bid)1900 (only bid)
1984 (only bid)1924 (other candidates: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Los Angeles, Prague, Rome)


  • Los Angeles; 9 bids, 2 successful
  • Paris; 5 bids, 2 successful

2024 Bid; Gallery: Olympic Day Celebrations in Los Angeles

LA 2024, the LA84 Foundation, the United States Olympic Committee and the Foundation for Global Sports Development today celebrated a record-breaking Olympic Day 2017 and hosted sports clinics for 500 young Angelenos at LA’s iconic Will Rogers State Beach. Reflecting a commitment to achieving the IOC Olympic Agenda 2020 goal of spreading Olympic values in society, a record-setting 2400 scheduled events in 1503 communities around the country engaged more than 600,000 Americans in celebration of the Olympic and Paralympic Movements.


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Olympic Day in LA



2024 Bid; Meeting of the IOC Executive Board on 9 June

From The International Olympic Committee:

The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will meet on 9 June in Lausanne.

The EB will receive and discuss two reports from the Working Group currently looking into the candidature procedure. The working group consists of the four IOC Vice-Presidents and has been tasked with exploring how to make the candidature procedure more proactive, more collaborative and less expensive in the future.

There will be two reports:

A report on the Olympic Games 2024 and 2028.

A second report on the reform of the candidature procedure that will be applicable to the Olympic Winter Games 2026.

2024 Bid; IOC Evaluation Commission visit LA2024 concluded

Yesterday, the IOC Evaluation Commission concluded its three-day visit to Los Angeles. Next stop: Paris.

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2024 Bid; IOC Evaluation Commission visit LA2024 starts today

Today, the IOC Evaluation Commission’s three-day visit to Los Angeles begins. Stay tuned in the coming days for more info. In the meantime, you can find out more about LA2024’s bid on this page.


Los Angeles shows itself from its best side