Talks were scheduled to continue Friday between the U.S. Olympic Committee and a Los Angeles contingent hoping to bring the 2024 Summer Games back to the city for a third time.
Mayor Eric Garcetti traveled to USOC headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Thursday for what was billed as a low-key, informational session. He was accompanied by other city officials and influential businessman Casey Wasserman, sources close to the meeting said.
The USOC has tried to keep the early stages of its bidding process informal to keep a lid on costs for the candidates.
The current round of meetings will include the three other short-listed cities -- Boston, San Francisco and Washington.
Los Angeles previously hosted the Games in 1932 and 1984.
The USOC has yet to decide whether it will present a formal American bid for 2024. The International Olympic Committee will not select a host city until 2017.