The five cities that will compete to host Olympics 2024 were announced this morning with Los Angeles, Hamburg, Rome, Budapest and Paris making the final cut.
Los Angelus, the only American city in the shortlist, is hoping to stage the games for a third time after hosting them in 1932 and 1984. Meanwhile, a referendum will be held in Hamburg to decide if the German city actually wants to host the games. Paris lost out narrowly to London for the Olympics in 2012 and also played host in 1900 and 1924.
The original process for selecting a city involved the organisation finalising a shortlist for the IOC members to vote on. The IOC then changed the rules in August to ensure that every city bidding for the 2024 Olympics could progress to the final vote.
The International Olympic Committee will elect a winner at a vote in Lima, Peru, in September 2017.