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Repeating history could be bad for two-time Olympic host L.A.

Repeating history could be bad for two-time Olympic host L.A.

The U.S. Olympic Committee appears confident a Los Angeles bid for the 2024 Summer Games will not be buffeted by opposition similar to what played a major role in the premature (but not soon enough) end to Boston’s candidacy. The USOC’s leaders also said last week they believe a U.S. bid for 2024 -- which means a Los Angeles bid -- can be successful. With apologies for re-using the already overused Santayana idea about those not remembering the past being condemned to repeat it, a little two-part history lesson nevertheless is in order. - Selling Angelenos on the prospect of holding the financial bag for the Olympics may be as hard now is it was in the effort to...

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