Four cities submit candidature files to host 2024 Olympics
Four prospective host cities for the 2024 Olympics have met the deadline to submit their initial candidature files to the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday in Lausannne.
Los Angeles, Rome, Budapest and Paris are all in the running to stage the Games, with the final decision due at the IOC Session in Lima in September next year.
The first part of the candidature files submitted on Wednesday concerned the respective cities' "Vision, Concept and Strategy" for hosting the Games, with the next stage due on October 7.
IOC president Thomas Bach said: ""Los Angeles, Rome, Budapest and Paris are all submitting projects fully in line with Olympic Agenda 2020.
"It is impressive to see how they have incorporated the Olympic project into the long-term development plans of their city, region and country. 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."