Councilman explores LA Olympics bid

Councilman Tom LaBonge announced that he would introduce a motion that would get the ball rolling on a bid to host the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.

With the London Olympics just wrapped up, Councilman Tom LaBonge announced Friday that he would introduce a motion that would get the ball rolling on a bid to host the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.

The motion would call on the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games to gather and explore a future bid, potentially in 2024.

“Los Angeles has the weather and the history,” LaBonge said in a statement. “And now, with 45 London medals to Los Angeles’s name, we have the athletes, too.”

Los Angeles hosted the Summer Olympic Games in 1932 and 1984. London is the only city, so far, to hold the Olympic Games three times.

“I want to thank the people of London for their efforts and salute our Los Angeles Olympians,” LaBonge said. “We must remember everyone who came before us, those who brought the 1932 and 1984 Games to fruition, and we must carry their legacy forward by bringing back the Games.”

— Weston Phippen