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L.A. has all the leverage in negotiating its Olympics contract. Why the rush to sign one?

L.A. has all the leverage in negotiating its Olympics contract. Why the rush to sign one?

To the editor: I am not sure why the Los Angeles City Council is in a rush to sign a contract with the International Olympic Committee to host the 2028 Summer Games. (“Six reasons to worry about the 2028 Olympics,” Opinion, Aug. 10)

Small time frames are frequently used in negotiations by one party to get a favorable settlement by not allowing the other side to effectively evaluate offers and information. Since the city of Los Angeles really has the leverage in this negotiation to take on something other than it proposed (the 2024 Olympics), I would delay...

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