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If L.A. bids for 2024 Olympics, will taxpayers be on the hook?

When Los Angeles City Council members vote on pursuing the 2024 Summer Olympics this week, they will be deferring an issue that will probably return to haunt them: Whether city taxpayers should be made liable for budget overruns on the event, which is expected to cost at least $5.8 billion. Boston's...

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Proposed venues for 2024 Los Angeles Olympics

The bid book for the 2024 Olympics that Los Angeles officials released Tuesday laid out an initial blueprint for 30 or so proposed venues. A renovated Coliseum will serve as the centerpiece, with other facilities arranged in five clusters across the city. Bidding is a long process and plans almost...

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  • Allegations of doping cast a shadow over the Olympic movement

    Allegations of doping cast a shadow over the Olympic movement

    With the 2016 Summer Games less than three months away, the specter of doping and bribery has cast an ever-lengthening shadow over the Olympic movement. The situation is serious enough that the president of the International Olympic Committee spent Wednesday morning talking about official inquiries...

  • Widespread retesting finds 31 athletes doped at 2008 Beijing Olympics

    Widespread retesting finds 31 athletes doped at 2008 Beijing Olympics

    Thirty-one athletes who competed in the 2008 Beijing Olympics have tested positive for banned substances in a sweeping reexamination of doping samples from those Games. The International Olympic Committee said Tuesday that it used improved methods to reanalyze 454 samples from Beijing, focusing...

  • Japanese Olympic officials say $2-million payment was legitimate

    Japanese Olympic officials say $2-million payment was legitimate

    Japanese Olympic officials said Friday that the $2 million they transferred to a Singapore account -- money that has come under scrutiny -- was a legitimate payment for consulting services. French authorities discovered the transaction, saying earlier this week that the 2020 Tokyo bid committee...

  • Documentary sheds new light on killing of 11 Israelis at 1972 Munich Olympics

    Documentary sheds new light on killing of 11 Israelis at 1972 Munich Olympics

    It started with a small idea, to create a documentary about architects' visions for expressing the intangible emotions of sorrow and respect in the form of a memorial to the 11 Israelis killed by terrorists at the 1972 Munich Olympics. For years, the International Olympic Committee had refused...

  • Hope Solo, others express concerns over Zika virus at Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro

    Hope Solo, others express concerns over Zika virus at Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro

    The Zika virus continues to cast a shadow over the 2016 Summer Olympics, with U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo saying she will "begrudgingly" play in Rio de Janeiro and an article in the Harvard Public Health Review suggesting the Games be postponed or moved. A month or so ago, health officials were predicting...

  • LA 2024 adds four-time Olympian and IOC member to its staff

    LA 2024 adds four-time Olympian and IOC member to its staff

    LA 2024 has brought aboard a four-time Olympian who is also — more significantly — an International Olympic Committee member. Angela Ruggiero will serve as chief strategy officer for the private committee bidding to bring the Summer Games back to Southern California, it was announced Tuesday. A...

  • International hockey federation worries that NHL players will skip Olympics

    International hockey federation worries that NHL players will skip Olympics

    Once again, it seems that NHL players might not compete in the Winter Olympics. The president of the International Ice Hockey Federation said Wednesday that disputes over travel and insurance costs have become a sticking point prior to the 2018 Pyeongchang Games. “It’s always difficult to get [to]...

  • L.A. Olympic bid group seeks input from young computer programmers

    L.A. Olympic bid group seeks input from young computer programmers

    For the last few years, an event called LA Hacks has attracted thousands of college students who -- over the course of 35 largely sleepless hours -- collaborate on new computer hardware and software to solve various technical and social problems. When the hackathon returns to UCLA this weekend,...

  • Support L.A.'s 2024 Olympic bid, California members ask Congress

    California politics archives from April April 29, 2016, 2:29 p.m. Welcome to our archived feed of Essential Politics from April. We covered the California Republican Party convention here . Make sure to follow us on Twitter for more, or subscribe to our free daily newsletter and the California...

  • LA 2024 wraps up first round of meetings with international sports federations

    LA 2024 wraps up first round of meetings with international sports federations

    International relations have been a priority for LA 2024 over the past few months, with representatives of Los Angeles' Olympic bid committee traveling to visit sports officials around the world. Some of the meetings have been with International Olympic Committee members who will eventually vote...

  • Olympic torch relay begins with lighting ceremony in Greece

    Olympic torch relay begins with lighting ceremony in Greece

    The torch relay for the 2016 Summer Games began Thursday with a ceremonial lighting of the flame in Greece. With officials gathered at the ruins of ancient Olympia, the president of the International Olympic Committee predicted that Rio de Janeiro "will provide a spectacular stage" for the 17-day...

  • LA 2024 leaders hope to gather tips on Olympic bid at SportAccord convention this week

    LA 2024 leaders hope to gather tips on Olympic bid at SportAccord convention this week

    Olympic regulations limit how and how much LA 2024 leaders can pitch their Summer Games bid at the SportAccord convention in Switzerland this week. But the private bid committee arrived in Lausanne on Monday to do more than shake hands and state their case. They plan to listen. SportAccord attracts...

  • LA 2024 group heads to Switzerland next week in another step in Olympic bid

    LA 2024 group heads to Switzerland next week in another step in Olympic bid

    There are many small battles in the long, hard process of bidding to host the Olympics. For LA 2024 officials, one of them will take place next week. The private committee will send six representatives to the SportAccord Convention in Switzerland next week. The group, headed by chairman Casey Wasserman...

  • Budapest makes a move in race for 2024 Summer Olympics

    Budapest makes a move in race for 2024 Summer Olympics

    Among the four cities vying to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, Budapest has been seen as the dark horse and the slowest to get up and running. On Thursday, bid officials in the Hungarian capital finally unveiled a logo and launched a website for their campaign. Budapest 2024 is proposing a string...

  • Olympic officials conduct final inspection for 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games

    The International Olympic Committee has begun its final inspection of Rio de Janeiro in advance of the 2016 Summer Games. An IOC group arrived in the Brazilian city on Monday with plans to spend three days touring venues and checking on various operations. Construction of competition sites is nearing...

  • This game makes you feel like you're 10 again (while giving you a full workout)

    This game makes you feel like you're 10 again (while giving you a full workout)

    Why would a middle-aged man run as fast as he can and fling himself headfirst across a grassy field with an arm outstretched like Superman trying to intercept a flying object — knowing full well that he'll feel the repercussions of the ensuing crash landing for the next week? It's obvious: Because...

  • L.A. Olympic bid committee meets with athletes

    L.A. Olympic bid committee meets with athletes

    The LA 2024 bid committee has launched a series of town hall meetings with Olympic and Paralympic athletes nationwide. The private group held its first gathering in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Thursday night, seeking input as it continues to work on its proposal for the 2024 Summer Olympics. "Nobody...

  • South Korea sticks to tough penalty for drug cheats

    South Korea sticks to tough penalty for drug cheats

    With the sports world reeling from a series of doping scandals, South Korea is standing firm on its unusually strict penalty for athletes who cheat. National officials ruled Wednesday that Olympic champion swimmer Park Tae-hwan cannot compete in the 2016 Summer Games, despite the fact he recently...

  • Paris goes public with 2024 Olympic bid while Rome takes a hit

    Paris goes public with 2024 Olympic bid while Rome takes a hit

    Paris and Rome -- the cities considered Los Angeles' toughest competitors for the 2024 Summer Olympics -- have made headlines for very different reasons. The Paris campaign launched a wide-scale effort Tuesday to get French citizens more involved in the bid at open meetings or on the Internet. ...

  • LA 2024 in Spain for Olympic meeting

    LA 2024 in Spain for Olympic meeting

    The private committee bidding to bring the Summer Games back to Los Angeles will have five representatives in Madrid this week to attend an International Olympic Committee workshop. LA 2024 Chief Executive Gene Sykes and his staff are joined by Patrick Sandusky, the chief external affairs officer...

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