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Could Donald Trump derail L.A.'s bid for 2024 Olympics?

Could Donald Trump derail L.A.'s bid for 2024 Olympics?
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters in Louisville, Ky., on Tuesday. (Mark Cornelison / Lexington Herald-Leader)

Super Tuesday's voting results added fuel to a question that has circulated around the Olympic movement in recent weeks.

Would a Donald Trump presidency hurt Los Angeles' chances of hosting the 2024 Summer Games?

Trump has certainly been a target for criticism in Western Europe, where the power base of the International Olympic Committee resides. His talk of building walls and establishing a moratorium on allowing Muslims into the country also seems to run at odds with the IOC's stated mission of inclusion.

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During a news conference on Wednesday, IOC President Thomas Bach insisted his organization would not allow American politics to enter into a bid race that includes L.A., Paris, Rome and Budapest.

The Olympic leader quickly added: "And my private opinion I will not reveal here."

The IOC will select a 2024 host in the summer of 2017.

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