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LA 2024 Olympics: New renderings show plans for the games

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How venues around Southern California will be transformed for competition

Temporary beach volleyball stadium
Beach volleyball at Santa Monica Beach
Images courtesy LA 2024

LA 2024, Los Angeles’s Olympic bid committee, has released more renderings detailing how areas around Southern California will be transformed should the city succeed in its bid for the 2024 games.

The organization has been giving plenty of sneak peeks at plans for the games lately, as competition heats up between LA and Paris—the two remaining cities in contention.

The latest batch of renderings focuses on the individual venues that will be used for events during the games. Familiar arenas like the Forum and the Rose Bowl will be outfitted with the flags of the world and equipped for gymnastics and soccer competition, respectively.

Meanwhile, UCLA’s Pauley Pavillion will adopt several different looks during the games, as it will host judo, wrestling, and sitting volleyball (a Paralympic event).

Much of UCLA’s campus will, in fact, be given an Olympics-appropriate makeover in advance of the games; the university will serve as the city’s Olympic village, housing athletes during their stay in Los Angeles. (Broadcasters and members of the press will stay at a separate media village on the campus of USC.)

Gymnastics setup at Forum
Gymnastics at The Forum
Volleyball in arena
Volleyball at the Honda Center in Anaheim
Soccer fans packed into the Rose Bowl
Soccer at the Rose Bowl
Mountain biking course
Mountain biking in San Dimas

Meanwhile, temporary facilities will be established at Riverside County’s Lake Perris State Recreation Area for rowing and canoe-kayak events. Similarly, Santa Monica will get a temporary beach volleyball stadium immediately adjacent to the pier, while a mountain biking course will be installed at Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas.

Aerial view of UCLA
Olympic Village at UCLA

An evaluation committee from the International Olympic Committee is visiting Los Angeles this week to assess the strength of the city’s bid. Ultimately, members of the IOC will choose between Los Angeles and Paris in September.

Wrestling rings in arena
Pauley Pavillion equipped for wrestling
Arena set up for judo
Judo at Pauley Pavillion
Viewing facilities set up on the lakeshore
Rowing at Lake Perris
Golf course aerial view
Golf at the Riviera Country Club
Archery viewing area
Archery at future LA Rams stadium
Courtesy LA 2024