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Old 06-22-2015, 11:33 AM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Anyone who has been following the US Olympic bid for hosting the 2024 Olympics has likely heard that many Bostonian's are giving the cold shoulder to hosting the event which is making the IOC a little less patient with the organizations that were promoting the idea, and getting Boston onboard with it. If Boston's pitch falls through, that may be LA's gain for getting the bid option back.


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http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/30/sp...ardy.html?_r=0
Whoa, LA Could Be Back in the Running For the 2024 Olympics - Take Olympic - Curbed LA
Los Angeles may have a shot at the 2024 Olympics after all - LA Observed

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Old 06-22-2015, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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Sounds like good news for Boston and bad news for LA
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Old 06-22-2015, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Houston
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I'd rather it go to another country than see it go to LA again. Why repeat them? There are so many other cities here capable of hosting an Olympics.
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Old 06-22-2015, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Downtown LA
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Sounds like good news for Boston and bad news for LA
Why is it bad news for LA? Most people here seemed pumped about the bid, and the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles actually turned a profit. Its much cheaper to host the Games when you already have more than enough venues.

If LA hypothetically won a 2024 bid, most of the money spent would be to improve transportation infrastructure, specifically throwing more money at rail projects that are already in the pipeline to accelerate their timelines and complete them by 2024.
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Old 06-22-2015, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL and Orlando, FL
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I'd rather it go to another country than see it go to LA again. Why repeat them? There are so many other cities here capable of hosting an Olympics.
This.. It wouldn't make sense for LA to host again when there are so many American cities that are just as capable of hosting and deserve a chance, especially on the East Coast.. LA already had its chance..
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Old 06-22-2015, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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Eh, I wouldn't mind if LA hosted over Boston, but there are so many other places that should host as well
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Old 06-22-2015, 12:32 PM
 
Location: The Greatest city on Earth: City of Atlanta Proper
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Why is it bad news for LA? Most people here seemed pumped about the bid, and the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles actually turned a profit. Its much cheaper to host the Games when you already have more than enough venues.

If LA hypothetically won a 2024 bid, most of the money spent would be to improve transportation infrastructure, specifically throwing more money at rail projects that are already in the pipeline to accelerate their timelines and complete them by 2024.
True, but the economic factors that allowed the 84 games (and 96 games in Atlanta) to turn a profit no longer exist. I cannot find the exact number, but the IOC now expects the host city/country to pickup the tab for pretty much everything. Without the ability to allow corporations to pick up the tab, most of the cost will be shifted to taxpayers. Seeing as how Los Angelenos are not willing to shell out money for a new NFL stadium, I would imagine it would be a tough sell.
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Old 06-22-2015, 12:38 PM
 
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Sounds like good news for Boston and bad news for LA
That's what I was thinking. Who would actually want this corrupt disaster of nonsense? The Olympic Committee is so bad they make FIFA look good.
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Old 06-22-2015, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Yikes!
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Old 06-22-2015, 12:49 PM
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I'd definitely be happy to see LA get it.
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