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The SCCOG always presented bids for the Games on behalf of, and in conjunction with, the City of Los Angeles. Bids were submitted directly to the IOC for the 1948, 1952 and 1956 Games, when IOC rules permitted such submissions. Beginning with the bid for the 1960 Games, the IOC changed its rules to allow just one city per country to bid. For large countries such as the United States, this added a domestic round to the bidding process. In 1960, 1964, 1968 and 1972, Los Angeles submitted bids to the United States Olympic Committee, losing each time to Detroit as the official U.S. candidate. For the 1976 Games, Los Angeles was selected as the U.S. candidate for the first time but came in third to Montreal when the IOC made its selection. As the U.S. candidate again for the 1980 Games, Los Angeles came in second to Moscow.