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Trump: Working on Bringing Olympics to Los Angeles

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By    |   Tuesday, 11 Jul 2017 11:00 AM

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he's working on bringing the Olympics to Los Angeles.

Trump tweeted:

The International Olympic Committee is deciding between Los Angeles and Paris for the 2024 Summer Olympics, which the U.S. has not hosted since 1996 in Atlanta, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The leaders are meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland Tuesday and are expected to recommend giving both cities the bid, one in 2024 and one in 2028, France24 reports. 

At that meeting, the IOC leaders praised both cities for their "outstanding" bids.

Holding the Olympics in Los Angeles would be low cost and low risk, officials told the IOC Tuesday, Reuters reports. 

"We don't believe this decision is only about us or Paris or 2024. This is about the future direction of the Olympic movement," said bid chairman Casey Wasserman, according to Reuters.

The city will be chosen in a vote Sept. 13, Reuters reported.

On June 23, Trump met with the International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach in the Oval Office to discuss Los Angeles' bid, according to the LA Times.

Los Angeles has hosted the Olympics twice before, in 1932 and in 1984, the LA Times noted. The United States' most recent Olympics hosting was the Winter Games in Salt Lake City in 2002.

Four other cities — Hamburg, Rome, Budapest, and Boston — withdrew bids because of the size and the cost of the games, Reuters reported.

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