>> Los Angeles makes its pitch to the International Olympic Committee, but is it a home run? I'm Reuter's Sports Correspondent, Steve Keating, Evaluation Committee members were treated to the full LA experience while they were here. Shooting some hoops over my shoulder at the Staples Center, hitting the Santa Monica beach, and of course negotiating the notorious LA traffic.
>> Well being an LA girl, born and raised here, I know just all the amazing things about this city from an athlete's point of view. The climate and the diversity, and the fact that our venues are already done.>> Now it's off to Paris, LA's only rival for the 2024 games, where the Evaluation Committee will grade that city's bid.
Interestingly, LA could lose the 2024 Games but still come away the winner. Hanging over these visits is the possibility of the IOC awarding the 2024 games to one city, and the 2028 games to another at their congress in September in Lima, Peru. The working group is set to report on that idea of awarding a double proposal in July.
Both Paris and LA have said they are only interested in the 2024 Games, and not interested in 2028 consolation prize. LA mayor, Eric Garcetti, said he wouldn't mind seeing the Games in Paris in 2028.>> I'd love to go to Paris in 2028 and see my friends there.
I think it would be a great Olympics, I truly do.>> Angelenos, of course, are very familiar with award shows. They've had the Grammys, the Emmys, and of course, the Academy Awards. So keeping with that, Lori, the envelope, please.