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Without reform of the Olympics, L.A. should withdraw its 2024 bid

Without reform of the Olympics, L.A. should withdraw its 2024 bid

To the editor: Thanks to Dave Zirin for helping to put the proposed 2024 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles in perspective. (“There's still time L.A. — Just say no to the Olympics,” Opinion, July 19)

The “rah-rah” guys such as Casey Wasserman, chairman of Los Angeles’ Olympic committee, and Mayor Eric Garcetti apparently don’t care much whether L.A. residents get stuck holding the bag, as we surely will. Until the business model for the Olympics is changed, I don’t think the city should want...

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