LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) — The president of the International Olympic Committee is in Los Angeles to visit proposed venues for the 2024 Olympic Games.

Thomas Bach’s visit on Monday comes five months after the city was selected as the U.S. candidate for the international sporting event.

Bach and other IOC officials visited the University of Southern California and UCLA campuses and the Getty Center. They also met Mayor Eric Garcetti, Magic Johnson and several American Olympic medalists.

On Sunday, Bach and his delegation checked out Staples Center, another proposed venue for the 2024 Games, when they watched the Los Angeles Lakers play the Charlotte Hornets.

Los Angeles is up against Rome, Paris, and Budapest to host the 2024 Olympics.

Bach didn’t offer any hints about early leads, but noted the 2024 contest would have only a single winner — no silver or bronze medals.

“We have a very fascinating competition ahead of us,” Bach said. “It will be up to the different candidates now to make their point to show their uniqueness.”

Paris hosted the games in 1924 and Rome in 1960. Los Angeles was home to the Olympics in 1932 and 1984.

Bach and his entourage have visited all four cities.

The International Olympic Committee will make the selection in 2017.

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