Los Angeles — up against Rome, Paris, and Budapest — says it's the 'risk-free' choice for the 2024 Olympics

The Opening Ceremony at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.
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The mayor of Los Angeles says the city is the "risk-free" choice to host the 2024 Olympics.

"Our Olympic infrastructure is already in the ground, not on the drawing boards," Eric Garcetti said Tuesday. "We are virtually risk-free because we only have to build one venue to host the Games. Instead of construction anxieties for the next seven years, we can focus on what's important." The U.S. last hosted a Summer Olympics in Atlanta in 1996, and Los Angeles is up against Paris, Rome, and Budapest for the 2024 Games; the host city will be chosen in September 2017.

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