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Odds that Budapest will host Olympics grow slimmer in race against L.A., Paris

The chances of Budapest, Hungary, remaining in a competition against Los Angeles and Paris for the 2024 Summer Olympics appear to grow dimmer by the day. The third candidate in the host city race has encountered sizable public resistance from a Hungarian political group that collected some 266,000...

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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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  • LA 2024 looking for Olympic-minded volunteers ahead of the Games

    LA 2024 looking for Olympic-minded volunteers ahead of the Games

    Volunteers are crucial to hosting any Olympic Games, with tens of thousands needed to assist athletes, greet fans and offer directions. So the private committee bidding to bring the 2024 Summer Games back to Los Angeles has launched a program to get the people of Southern California in the mood...

  • LA 2024 remains upbeat about Olympic bid in face of Iranian wrestling ban

    LA 2024 remains upbeat about Olympic bid in face of Iranian wrestling ban

    On a day when international tensions prompted Iran to ban U.S. wrestlers from a prestigious meet in that country, LA 2024 officials said they believe Olympic leaders will remain open to awarding the Summer Games to Los Angeles. The bidding for 2024 has entered its final stage, with the International...

  • Olympic bids by L.A., 2 other cities face tough issues

    Olympic bids by L.A., 2 other cities face tough issues

    This week should have been a time of pure celebration for the three cities campaigning to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. Bid leaders from Los Angeles, Paris and Budapest, Hungary, submitted their final documents to International Olympic Committee headquarters, culminating months of painstaking...

  • LA 2024 bid documents show average ticket prices of more than $1,700 for opening ceremony

    LA 2024 bid documents show average ticket prices of more than $1,700 for opening ceremony

    If Los Angeles wins the right to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, organizers would seek to offset the estimated $5.3-billion budget with average ticket prices of more than $1,700 for the opening ceremony and $250-$450 for marquee events such as the gymnastics final and basketball gold-medal game....

  • Travel ban not expected to keep international athletes out of U.S. events

    Travel ban not expected to keep international athletes out of U.S. events

    Within the Olympic movement, initial fears about President Trump’s travel ban appear to have eased, with sports leaders expressing confidence that athletes from around the world will be granted entry to compete in events held in the U.S. On Wednesday, the International Olympic Committee — which...

  • Trump's travel ban could impact IOC vote on 2024 Summer Olympics host, but other factors also will be considered

    Trump's travel ban could impact IOC vote on 2024 Summer Olympics host, but other factors also will be considered

    Los Angeles isn’t the only city whose bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics has recently bumped up against politics. While the global debate over President Trump’s travel ban has heightened concerns that International Olympic Committee members might turn away from L.A., problems have arisen in Budapest....

  • Lindsey Vonn crashes out of World Cup downhill

    Lindsey Vonn crashes out of World Cup downhill

    Lindsey Vonn is crashing more than she's winning.  The most successful female ski racer of all time fell and hit the safety netting during a World Cup downhill Saturday in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, in exactly the same spot where she crashed a day earlier in an official training session.  “I'm getting...

  • Budapest city council backs 2024 Olympics bid in race against L.A., Paris

    Budapest city council backs 2024 Olympics bid in race against L.A., Paris

    A day after the Los Angeles City Council voted to formally approve a bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, political leaders in Budapest have taken a similar step. Twenty-one of 29 council members in the Hungarian capital gave their endorsement Thursday, with four dissenting and four abstaining. “This...

  • Usain Bolt is stripped of 2008 Olympic relay gold in teammate's doping case

    Usain Bolt is stripped of 2008 Olympic relay gold in teammate's doping case

    Usain Bolt has lost one of his nine Olympic gold medals because of a doping case involving Jamaican teammate Nesta Carter. The IOC said Wednesday that Carter tested positive for methylhexaneamine, a banned stimulant, in re-analysis of samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Olympic rules state...

  • City Council unanimous in final approval for L.A. to host 2024 Olympics

    City Council unanimous in final approval for L.A. to host 2024 Olympics

    The private committee that is bidding to bring the Summer Olympics back to Los Angeles did its best to put on a show Wednesday at Grand Park. LA 2024 officials invited scores of famous athletes led by four-time gold medalist Michael Johnson. Mayor Eric Garcetti came, as did Los Angeles Police Chief...

  • Lindsey Vonn, back from injuries, gets a Cup win

    Lindsey Vonn, back from injuries, gets a Cup win

    Lindsey Vonn is back on top in just the second race of her comeback from a knee injury and a broken arm.  The American edged defending overall World Cup champion Lara Gut to win a downhill event in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, on Saturday and claim career victory No. 77, moving her within nine...

  • LA 2024 announces three more competition venues

    LA 2024 announces three more competition venues

    As bidding for the 2024 Summer Olympics heats up, the Los Angeles City Council took another crucial step toward officially backing a private committee’s effort to bring the Games to Southern California for a third time. Council members on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a memorandum of understanding...

  • LA 2024 committee says it has a plan to protect taxpayer dollars in hosting the Olympics

    LA 2024 committee says it has a plan to protect taxpayer dollars in hosting the Olympics

    The leader of a private committee bidding to bring the Summer Olympics back to Los Angeles appeared before city officials Friday to once again face questions about whether the multibillion-dollar sporting event might pose a threat to taxpayer dollars. Gene Sykes, chief executive of LA 2024, spent...

  • L.A. hopes to boost Olympic bid by agreeing to host cycling event

    L.A. hopes to boost Olympic bid by agreeing to host cycling event

    The 2017 para-cycling track world championships probably won’t get a lot of attention from sports fans or the mainstream media this spring. But with Los Angeles volunteering as a last-minute host, the Paralympic competition could end up helping the city’s bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics. International...

  • U.S. Olympic Committee puts full weight behind LA 2024 bid, ruling out 2028 as consolation prize

    U.S. Olympic Committee puts full weight behind LA 2024 bid, ruling out 2028 as consolation prize

    With Los Angeles bidding to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, U.S. officials appear to be sticking to an all-or-nothing approach when it comes to bringing the Games back to this country. According to U.S. Olympic Committee documents made public Wednesday, if a rival candidate is chosen for 2024 — Paris...

  • L.A. Olympic bid report forecasts $11-billion boost for local economy

    L.A. Olympic bid report forecasts $11-billion boost for local economy

    Every city that wants to host the Olympic Games must include, as part of its bid, an economic impact forecast. These independent reports, commissioned by the bid committee, usually project a positive outcome, and the one released Monday by LA 2024 is no exception. The study prepared jointly by...

  • U.S. skier Mikaela Shiffrin is gunning for slalom win record

    U.S. skier Mikaela Shiffrin is gunning for slalom win record

    Six down, two to go. Mikaela Shiffrin pushed through wet, heavy snow on Wednesday to win her second-consecutive giant slalom at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup in Semmering, Austria. Favored to win again Thursday evening, Shiffrin stands only two victories short of an eight-race slalom mark shared by...

  • Budapest Olympic bid moves forward with court victory, new plans

    Budapest Olympic bid moves forward with court victory, new plans

    Though Budapest has been considered something of a dark horse in the competition to host the 2024 Summer Olympics — running behind Los Angeles and Paris — the Hungarian capital continues to move ahead with its campaign. This week, the Budapest 2024 committee won an important court battle when Hungary’s...

  • Russians consider lawsuit over bobsled, skeleton championship

    Russians consider lawsuit over bobsled, skeleton championship

    The decision to pull the bobsled and skeleton world championships from Sochi could result in — what else? — a lawsuit by Russian officials. The country’s minister of sport discussed potential legal action Wednesday, suggesting that Sochi had already spent considerable money to prepare for the event....

  • Los Angeles' Olympic bid remains focused on summer of 2024

    Los Angeles' Olympic bid remains focused on summer of 2024

    U.S. Olympic Committee leaders said Tuesday that, despite a potential change to Olympic bidding, they remain focused on trying to win the 2024 Summer Games for Los Angeles. It was last week that Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee, suggested there were “too many losers”...

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