L.A. Is A 'Dream City' In New 2024 Olympics Bid Video
Los Angeles has released a new video in its bid for the 2024 Olympics. It features several enchanting, sweeping shots of Los Angeles, while a variety of children describe the magical facets of their dream city. Some of the kids' desires are rooted in reality: we do have oceans, forests and mountains, and our region does, in fact, have "flying spaceships." Some of the children's requests were a little bit of a reach, however. For instance, daily fireworks were envisioned as sparks from construction of new Metro rail, and a wish for "amazing creatures" was represented by a thick octopus tentacle being prepared by a chef.
Despite a rather odd aspect ratio, there are some cool aerial shots of downtown Los Angeles and the Griffith Observatory, as well as "Levitated Mass" at LACMA and the Venice Skate Park. Check it out:
The video had already been shown to visitors to the USA House at the Rio Games, the L.A. Times reports. Los Angeles is currently competing for the bid against fellow frontrunner Paris and a handful of other cities. The International Olympic Committee will put it to a vote next September in Peru.