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In shunning L.A., USOC turns down a gold-medal performer
In shunning L.A., USOC turns down a gold-medal performer

The U.S. Olympic Committee could have taken a big step toward bringing home the 2024 Summer Games on Thursday by nominating a diverse entertainment capital with perfect weather, sparkling venues, past Olympic experience and a welcoming public. Instead, it chose Boston. Huh? How on Earth does Los Angeles lose the Olympic bid to Boston? How does the only American city to host both an Olympics (twice) and a World Cup final lose a chance to bid on the planet's biggest sports competition to a parochial burg that's never even hosted a Super Bowl or Final Four? It feels like a Kevin McHale clothesline. It looks like a Frank McCourt smirk. It makes absolutely no sense. In trying to...

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