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L.A. 2024 Olympic Bid

 

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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  • IOC member Anita DeFrantz takes new role in L.A. Olympic bid

    IOC member Anita DeFrantz takes new role in L.A. Olympic bid

    Anita DeFrantz, a longtime International Olympic Committee member from Los Angeles, has expanded her role in the campaign to bring the 2024 Summer Games to this city for a third time. The LA 2024 bid committee on Thursday named DeFrantz as senior advisor for legacy, charging her with finding ways...

  • Budapest officials approve 2024 Olympic bid

    Budapest officials approve 2024 Olympic bid

    The competition to host the 2024 Summer Olympics is beginning to take shape with a number of developments among the four candidates. Just days after LA 2024 officials announced a proposal to house athletes at UCLA, Budapest municipal council members on Wednesday approved a venue plan for their...

  • LA 2024 officials propose housing Olympic athletes on UCLA campus

    LA 2024 officials propose housing Olympic athletes on UCLA campus

    In a move that could save a billion dollars or more in construction costs, LA 2024 officials have modified their bid for the Summer Olympics by proposing to house athletes on the UCLA campus. The private bid committee had previously considered partnering with a developer to build an Olympic village...

  • Mayor backs away from cool ideas with big price tags for L.A. 2024 Olympics

    Mayor backs away from cool ideas with big price tags for L.A. 2024 Olympics

    Those worried about the cost to Angelenos should the city win a bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics will be relieved by Mayor Eric Garcetti's announcement today that UCLA will house the athletes, same as it did in 1984.It was a shrewd move by the mayor to deflate the biggest single source of the...

  • L.A. lawmakers obtain formal power over 2024 Olympic bid

    L.A. lawmakers obtain formal power over 2024 Olympic bid

    Los Angeles lawmakers approved an agreement Friday that formally ensures the City Council would have to sign off on the upcoming bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics. Council members contend that the pact with the LA 2024 Committee, known as a memorandum of understanding, will provide needed financial...

  • L.A. City Council formalizes relationship with 2024 Olympic bid committee

    L.A. City Council formalizes relationship with 2024 Olympic bid committee

    After months of public and private discussion, the Los Angeles City Council has approved a "memorandum of understanding" that governs its relationship with the private committee bidding for the 2024 Summer Olympics. The document, originally debated in council sessions last year, was voted upon...

  • Olympic leaders investigate possible bribery in 2020 host city vote

    Olympic leaders investigate possible bribery in 2020 host city vote

    Olympic leaders have reportedly launched an investigation into whether bribe money was paid to secure the 2020 Summer Games for Tokyo. The possibility of improper behavior was raised this week in a report from the World Anti-Doping Agency, or WADA, whose independent commission was looking at allegations...

  • NFL stadium could boost L.A.'s Olympic bid

    NFL stadium could boost L.A.'s Olympic bid

    The private committee bidding to bring the 2024 Summer Olympics to Los Angeles believes the arrival of one -- and perhaps two -- NFL teams will bolster its chances. LA 2024 officials said Wednesday they are "thrilled to welcome" the construction of a $2-billion-plus, state-of-the-art football stadium...

  • Pop violinist Vanessa-Mae has Olympic result reinstated

    Pop violinist Vanessa-Mae has Olympic result reinstated

    Some stories are too odd to go away quietly. Vanessa-Mae, the British pop violinist who found herself in the midst of an international skiing controversy, has reportedly succeeded in getting officials to reinstate her last-place finish at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. The decision was made by the International...

  • Listen up, L.A.: Rio de Janeiro's mayor shares advice on the Olympics

    Listen up, L.A.: Rio de Janeiro's mayor shares advice on the Olympics

    Eduardo Paes will take the stage as the most important mayor in the world for 17 days next year when the Summer Olympics start in August in his city of Rio de Janeiro. For him, the nine-year adventure officially started Sept. 7, 2007, when Rio was named Brazil's applicant city. At the time, Paes...

  • Olympic leaders adopt new rules on gambling and match-fixing

    Olympic leaders adopt new rules on gambling and match-fixing

    Olympic leaders have taken another step to combat the cheating and corruption that have become a grave concern in international sport. The International Olympic Committee on Thursday published a new code that addresses such activities as gambling and match-fixing. "We must do everything we can...

  • LA 2024 officials make progress with City Council, search for village site

    LA 2024 officials make progress with City Council, search for village site

    The committee bidding to bring the 2024 Olympic Games to Los Angeles said Tuesday it is close to finalizing a working agreement with the City Council. The "memorandum of understanding" would obligate LA 2024 to bring future key contracts before the council. It has received an ad hoc committee approval...

  • Park project could offer lessons for L.A. Olympic bid

    Park project could offer lessons for L.A. Olympic bid

    Organizers of L.A.'s push to host the 2024 Summer Olympics have been looking at an Eastside rail yard as a possible location for a massive athletes' village — one capable of housing 17,000 people during the Games. City budget analysts say they worry about the cost and complexity of redeveloping...

  • Olympic movement must adapt to financial reality, says IOC's Thomas Bach

    Olympic movement must adapt to financial reality, says IOC's Thomas Bach

    These are difficult times for the Olympic movement. A slumping Brazilian economy has forced organizers to slash hundreds of millions from the budget of the upcoming 2016 Summer Games. At the same time, Hamburg has dropped out of the bidding for 2024, leaving four remaining candidates — including...

  • Olympic leaders launch audits amid growing corruption in sports

    Olympic leaders launch audits amid growing corruption in sports

    Responding to incidents of corruption in sport, the International Olympic Committee announced Thursday it has launched independent reviews of its own operations and the money it gives to sports organizations around the world. IOC officials said they decided to take action after receiving requests...

  • LA 2024 expands legal team in wake of global sports scandals

    LA 2024 expands legal team in wake of global sports scandals

    With international sport suffering through multiple scandals, and Olympic leaders calling for better governance, the LA 2024 bid committee has added two more attorneys to its staff. Tanja Olano and Anna Schmitz will join Brian Nelson, the committee's general counsel and chief compliance officer,...

  • Rio de Janeiro struggling toward finish line for 2016 Summer Olympics

    Rio de Janeiro struggling toward finish line for 2016 Summer Olympics

    In the six years since Rio de Janeiro was awarded the 2016 Summer Olympics, Brazil has seen its once-healthy economy slip into dire recession. On Wednesday, organizers acknowledged the obvious -- the country's problems have them fighting to complete preparations for the fast-approaching Games. ...

  • Bulgaria appeals Olympic ban while Mexico avoids suspension

    Bulgarian officials have filed an appeal to overturn the ban that would keep its weightlifters out of the 2016 Summer Olympics. The penalty was handed down after 11 weightlifters from the Balkan nation were found to have committed doping violations. The country's weightlifting federation turned...

  • IOC President Thomas Bach discusses doping and the credibility of sports

    IOC President Thomas Bach discusses doping and the credibility of sports

    As an Olympic medalist, I find recent developments in some sports particularly upsetting. What saddens me most as a former athlete is that they erode the trust in the clean athlete. Clean athletes who push themselves day in day out pursuing their dreams see the finger of suspicion pointing at them....

  • Essential California: The lives of the San Bernardino shooters

    Essential California: The lives of the San Bernardino shooters

    Good morning. It is Saturday, Dec. 5. Here's what you don't want to miss this weekend: Subscribe to the newsletter TOP STORIES Act of terrorism: FBI investigators now say that this week's mass shooting in San Bernardino may have been an act of terrorism. Syed Rizwan Farook had contact with two...

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