Eric Garcetti

Would an 11-year wait for the Olympics lead to greater risks for L.A.?

Would an 11-year wait for the Olympics lead to greater risks for L.A.?

For several years Los Angeles city leaders have focused on winning the 2024 Summer Olympics, supporting a $5.3-billion plan to host the event seven years from now.

Those seven years might soon turn into 11, after the International Olympic Committee’s recent decision to award the games to both Paris and Los Angeles, with one city getting 2024 and the other 2028.

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti said Wednesday that Los Angeles appears unlikely to be selected for 2024. But the IOC is making the later date “financially so attractive, we would be stupid not to take 2028,” Garcetti said at a BuzzFeed event in Rancho Palos Verdes.

The longer window could prove helpful to L.A. —...

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