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Trump says 'working hard' to get Olympics to Los Angeles

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

US President Donald Trump said today that he was "working hard" to get the Olympics to return to Los Angeles, even as the American media suggested the sprawling American city was most likely to host the games.

Trump asked his followers on Twitter to "stay tuned" to the account for updates on the decision of the

has already hosted the twice in 1932 and 1984.

According to The New York Times, the is expected to solidify an unusual plan to award the 2024 and 2028 to either Paris or through voting later today. Normally the awards the games to one city at a time.

"Paris is favoured to hold the Games in 2024, the centenary of the last time it hosted the Olympics, while is expected to hold the Summer Games for a third time in 2028. Voting by delegates of the will take place on September 13 in Lima, Peru," the daily said.

Paris and both have presented their bid for the 2024 at the Lausanne yesterday.

French President Emmanuel presented the bid for Paris, while Los Angels Mayor Eric Garcetti made the presentation on behalf of the city.

"The Olympics is one of the few things that unites us in the United States right now," the mayor said.

"The White House has been wonderful and supportive and has issued letters saying not only with athletes and the delegations get in for the Olympics, but also the test events leading up to the Olympics," Garcetti said.

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First Published: Tue, July 11 2017. 19:57 IST