No one doubts that Los Angeles is ready, willing and able to host another Summer Olympics.
There are a handful of major league sports venues and an ample fan base, not to mention a reliably sunny climate, all of which contributed to two successful Games in the past.
"L.A. is the one place in the world that is always ready to host," said Anita DeFrantz, an International Olympic Committee member and longtime resident. "It's a city that loves sports."
But that doesn't mean the U.S. Olympic Committee or the IOC necessarily favors returning to Southern California.
As Los Angeles pursues the 2024 Olympics — domestic and international bidding will continue for nearly four years — local organizers must navigate a series of challenges.
"It's going to be tricky," said Robert Livingstone, whose GamesBids.com will track the process. "They have obstacles to overcome."