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IOC Puts L.A. On Short List Of 2024 Olympic Bid Cities

Los Angeles Wednesday was named by the International Olympic Committee as an official candidate for the 2024 Summer Games. Five cities submitted applications to the IOC as of Tuesday night's midnight deadline. Also vying for the rights to host the Olympics in nine years: Budapest, Hamburg, Paris and Rome. According to the "LA 2024 Bid Book,' hosting the Summer Games that year would cost upward of $6 billion, including in excess of $900,000 to build an Olympic Village to house coaches and athletes.

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