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Los Angeles throws its hat in the ring for 2024 Olympics By Jill Painter, Staff Writer POSTED: 05/14/13, 1:54 PM PDT | UPDATED: ON 05/31/2013 Los Angeles wants the 2024 Olympic Games. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa informed the United States Olympic Committee on Thursday that the city is interested in hosting the Olympics for a third time. L.A. previously hosted the 1932 and 1984 games. Last month, the USOC sent a letter to at least 30 cities gauging their interest in hosting the games. Los Angeles is believed to be the first city to throw its hat in the ring. David Simon, presid