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Budapest 2024 Olympic bid logo unveiled

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BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Budapest has presented the logo for its bid to host 2024 Olympics.

The logo, which includes references to the Danube River and the Olympic rings, was designed by Budapest’s Graphasel Design Studio and chosen from nearly 200 entries.

The ceremony held Thursday high above the city on Gellert Hill included Budapest Mayor Istvan Tarlos, Hungarian Olympic Committee chairman Zsolt Borkai and Balazs Furjes, the government official in charge of the Olympic bid.

A series of sporting and cultural events were also being held across the city to familiarize citizens with the bid and some of the Olympic sports.

The other bidders are Los Angeles, Paris and Rome.

The International Olympic Committee will select the host city in September 2017.

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LA 2024 Olympic bid names 53 athletes to advisory commission

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — The Los Angeles 2024 Olympic bid athletes’ advisory commission members, 53 of them, have collectively won 216 Olympic and Paralympic medals, including 142 gold medals.

The athletes’ advisory commission announced Tuesday will review venues and help further develop the LA 2024 Olympic bid vision, provide feedback across every bid activity and represent the rights and interests of athletes in the bid decision-making process.

Los Angeles is bidding against Budapest, Paris and Rome for the 2024 Olympics. International Olympic Committee members will vote to choose the 2024 host city in September 2017.

The full athletes’ advisory commission:

Andre Agassi, Tennis
Chuck Aoki, Wheelchair Rugby
Sarah Attar, Track & Field
Howard Bach, Badminton
Candace Cable, Track & Field, Alpine and Nordic ski racing
Tamara Christopherson, Canoe/Kayak
Bryan Clay, Track & Field
Nadia Comaneci, Gymnastics
Bart Conner, Gymnastics
Muffy Davis, Track & Field
Anita DeFrantz, Rowing
Landon Donovan, Football
Janet Evans, Swimming
Allyson Felix, Track & Field
Rickie Fowler, Golf
Lex Gillette, Track & Field
Paul Gonzales, Boxing
Steffi Graf, Tennis
Dawn Harper-Nelson, Track & Field
Cobi Jones, Football
Meb Keflezighi, Marathon
Karch Kiraly, Beach Volleyball
Michelle Kwan, Figure Skating
Michael Johnson, Track & Field
Katie Ledecky, Swimming
Fabien Lefèvre, Canoe/Kayak
Carl Lewis, Track & Field
Carol Lewis-Zilli, Track & Field
Tara Lipinksi, Figure Skating
Greg Louganis, Diving
Alex Morgan, Football
Ibtihaj Muhammad, Fencing
Alana Nichols, Canoe/Kayak
Karen Norris, Swimming
Apolo Ohno, Speed Skating
Chris Paul, Basketball
Aaron Peirsol, Swimming
Thiago Pereira, Swimming
Michael Phelps, Swimming
Amy Purdy, Snowboarding
Angela Ruggiero, Ice Hockey
John Register, Track & Field
Sarah Reinertsen, Track & Field
April Ross, Beach Volleyball
Sinjin Smith, Beach Volleyball
Matt Stutzman, Archery
Diana Taurasi, Basketball
Brenda Villa, Water Polo
Jarryd Wallace, Track & Field
Kerri Walsh Jennings, Beach Volleyball
Jordyn Wieber, Gymnastics
Venus Williams, Tennis
Trischa Zorn, Swimming

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Will Ferrell, Olympic champions star in LA 2024 bid video

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Will FerrellJessica Alba and Olympic champions Greg LouganisJanet Evans and Kobe Bryant were part of a Los Angeles 2024 Olympic bid video published Tuesday.

“In 2024, we’ll finally be in flying cars, and I know that for a fact,” Ferrell said in the video.

The video debuted Feb. 16, when the Los Angeles 2024 bid logo and slogan were unveiled.

On Tuesday, LA 2024 bid officials cited an independent Loyola Marymount University poll saying 88 percent of Los Angeles residents supported hosting the Games.

Los Angeles, which previously hosted the 1932 and 1984 Olympics, is bidding against Budapest, Paris and Rome to host the 2024 Olympics.

International Olympic Committee members will vote in September 2017 to choose the host city.

MORE: LA 2024 bid details, venue plans updated