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LA Named As Finalist To Host 2024 Summer Olympics
CBSLA.com) ^ | June 13, 2014 1:17 PM

Posted on 06/13/2014 3:40:19 PM PDT by BenLurkin

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The city of Los Angeles is on a short-list of four finalists to potentially host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games, officials announced Friday.

San Francisco, Boston and Washington, D.C., landed the other three spots on the United States Olympic Committee list of potential bidders for the game following its board of directors meeting earlier this week outside Boston.

If Los Angeles is chosen to make the U.S. bid, and is ultimately chosen as host, it would become the first American city to host the Games three times, tying it with London as the only worldwide city to do so. LA hosted the Summer Olympics in 1932 and 1984.

No U.S. city has hosted the Olympics since Atlanta in 1996.

Mayor Eric Garcetti hailed the Committee’s decision, saying in a statement: “Los Angeles is the ideal Olympic city, with endless diversity, attractions and scenic beauty I look forward to working with the USOC to ensure we present the strongest possible bid for our nation.”

The cost of hosting an Olympic Games could exceed $3 billion, USOC Chief Executive Officer Scott Blackmun said last year when the organization sent out feelers to mayors of 35 U.S. cities considered potential hosts.

Host cities are required to have ample resources to provide at least 45,000 hotel rooms, an Olympic Village with rooms for 16,500 people and a 5,000-person capacity dining area, space for 15,000 media and broadcast representatives, an international airport able to handle thousands of international travelers per day, public transportation to venues and roadway closures


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: 2024; 2024summerolympics; olympics; summerolympics

1 posted on 06/13/2014 3:40:19 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Chicago has been selected to host the drive by shooting event.


2 posted on 06/13/2014 3:41:20 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: morphing libertarian
This is an outrage!

We invented drive-bys -- right here in SoCal!

3 posted on 06/13/2014 3:43:07 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Chicago has developed a large pool of participants. This could put them over the top for the event.


4 posted on 06/13/2014 3:43:58 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: BenLurkin

Why would any city want to host that boondoggle?


5 posted on 06/13/2014 3:51:14 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: morphing libertarian

Mexico didn’t send atheletes in ‘84. Everybody who could run, jump or swim were already here.


6 posted on 06/13/2014 3:54:44 PM PDT by umgud
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To: BenLurkin

Boston? Kraft was told to keep his stadium in Foxboro. The Red Sox couldn’t even get property around Fenway to expand. Which neighborhoods are going to be bulldozed for a 100,000 seat stadium and the Olympic Village?


7 posted on 06/13/2014 3:54:50 PM PDT by AU72
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To: morphing libertarian

8 posted on 06/13/2014 4:05:38 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: Oliviaforever

“Why would any city want to host that boondoggle?”

Probably because there’s money in graft and corruption. Certainly the taxpayers will get taken to the cleaners. There is certainly no profit.


9 posted on 06/13/2014 4:07:35 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Gen.Blather
Probably because there’s money in graft and corruption

Yes, yes, yes.

That was why Caliph Baraq was sad when Chicago got tossed from the 2016 competition, despite the fervent sales pitches delivered by Baraq, MooseChelle, Blowprah, and Hillary.

10 posted on 06/13/2014 4:12:07 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: AU72

But but but...

“The Boston model of the future will take into account the impact of rising sea levels;”

http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/local_coverage/2014/06/do_2024_olympics_fit_in_with_bostons_future


11 posted on 06/13/2014 4:13:12 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: umgud

Ouch


12 posted on 06/13/2014 4:18:38 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: BenLurkin

All four cities have a lot of the expensive sport infrastructures (i.e. stadiums and arenas) in place. I’m sure the official plan will utilize existing college basketball arenas and football stadiums, city’s convention center, and locations in the region for venues.

Los Angeles has the old Olympic Coliseum—it just needs a track put back in. San Francisco has Stanford Stadium for its track—but I’ll bet the IOC will demand a brand-new track stadium in the city instead of a perfectly-good football stadium in the suburbs.

I don’t think an existing football-only stadium could be converted into a Europe-style track-and-field stadium very easily based on the size of the available playing surface. Picture your old high school’s football field/track. Does your NFL or college team’s stadium have enough space beyond the endzones for the track’s curves?

I’m not sure who the U.S.O.C would pick, but I think Los Angeles would have the best odds from the I.O.C. for one reason—the centerpiece track-and-field stadium. Each of the three other cities already has a relatively-new football stadium, and the cities won’t be looking to spend money to build a new stadium that could be converted into a football stadium that they don’t need. Los Angeles has an existing stadium that has hosted the Olympics twice and would only need a track installed, or the desire to build a new stadium that could be converted to a football stadium to bring an NFL team back to Los Angeles.


13 posted on 06/13/2014 4:19:02 PM PDT by JeffChrz (2014--still the best idiots money can buy.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Either gangstas or public employee union


14 posted on 06/13/2014 4:19:22 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: BenLurkin

LA has world class facilities, held the Olympics in 1984 with excellence.

In 1984 I rode bikes with my younger brother to Mission Viejo, to watch an Olympic cycling event. Was pretty cool.


15 posted on 06/13/2014 4:22:35 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: ConservativeStatement

I still watch the video of that and laugh my rear off!

The first of Obama’s fails, and sadly the most benign of them.


16 posted on 06/13/2014 4:23:18 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: BenLurkin

i was in LA the final week of the ‘84 Games...Olympics were great but the city was garbage...


17 posted on 06/13/2014 4:30:22 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Not Oprah. What the h has she done? How about Teresa Edwards?
18 posted on 06/13/2014 4:35:30 PM PDT by Loud Mime (arguetheconstitution.com Check it out.)
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To: JeffChrz

good points, but the new Stanford Stadium does not have a track around the field. Track meets do not typically draw thousands of fans, so they moved it elsewhere, so they could get fans closer to the Football action. They also did this at Cal on the recent re-model of Memorial Stadium in Berkeley. The only track left is Spartan Stadium at San Jose State, but only 30,000 seats (not big enough for the Olympics) The brand new Levis Stadium in Santa Clara for the 49ers cannot add a track without doing millions in “renovations”, but it isn’t even open yet for Football! I would love a Bay Area games, but I think LA will get it


19 posted on 06/13/2014 4:39:50 PM PDT by cantbetooconservative (I miss Ronald Reagan)
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To: nascarnation
That was why Caliph Baraq was sad when Chicago got tossed from the 2016 competition, despite the fervent sales pitches delivered by Baraq, MooseChelle, Blowprah, and Hillary.

I have no doubt that after the mess Brazil is going to make of the Olympics the committee is going to wish they had chosen Chicago.

20 posted on 06/13/2014 4:44:08 PM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: BenLurkin

Between the expense of illegals and that every city that’s ever hosted the games loses money, LA just put itself on the fast track to financial ruin.


21 posted on 06/13/2014 4:44:55 PM PDT by bgill
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To: BenLurkin

Great news for Dallas.


22 posted on 06/13/2014 4:45:54 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: BenLurkin

by 2024 it will be owned by mexico with the blessing of the democrap party and RINOs


23 posted on 06/13/2014 4:46:21 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (We should not fear our government. Our government should fear us.)
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To: bravo whiskey

2024...by then Sandra Fluke should be Governor.


24 posted on 06/13/2014 4:48:34 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: morphing libertarian
Chicago has been selected to host the drive by shooting event.

It's modernized Biathlon.

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25 posted on 06/13/2014 4:49:10 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: BenLurkin

Are they going to allow gangbangers to enter the shooting events?

Might as well add drug-smuggling, drug-selling, and organized gang rapes to the events.

LA = Los Assholes


26 posted on 06/13/2014 5:11:58 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: truth_seeker

1984 was in another century...


27 posted on 06/13/2014 6:11:03 PM PDT by Catmom (We're all gonna get the punishment only some of us deserve.)
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To: VanDeKoik

Is that when a CNN anchor seemed in disbelief and stunned by the vote?


28 posted on 06/13/2014 7:43:17 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: morphing libertarian

“Chicago has developed a large pool of participants. This could put them over the top for the event.”

But doesn’t the odd “sideways style” of shooting negatively affect accuracy?


29 posted on 06/13/2014 10:10:55 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: truth_seeker

“LA has world class facilities, held the Olympics in 1984 with excellence.”

That was a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away. If you think THAT was a great event, you should have seen Chicago’s Colombian Exposition. Now THAT was an event.


30 posted on 06/13/2014 10:13:46 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Catmom

“1984 was in another century...”

And the LA Olympics in 1984 were excellent.

There was no need to spend taxpayer money, for world class facilities were already there. In fact they had a choice between multiple sites.

Coliseum, Sports Arena, Dodger stadium, USC, UCLA to name a few.

Ronald Reagan opened the games.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1984_Summer_Olympics#Venues


31 posted on 06/13/2014 10:41:30 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: truth_seeker

Best part of the 1984 Games? No roided up Commies.


32 posted on 06/13/2014 10:42:43 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: JeffChrz

ElLay and the State of CA are both drowning in debt already.

How does anyone on the USOC possibly believe they can afford $3 billion, when they are close to being bankrupt?


33 posted on 06/14/2014 4:11:42 AM PDT by octex
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To: PAR35

Great news for Dallas.
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Yep. Great that Dallas wasn’t even contending!

In late ‘80s or early ‘90s, I was a Mgr. at a major defense contractor in DFW. All in Mgt. positions had to attend two big meetings pushing the DFW Metro area (Dallas, Fort Worth, Denton) for a Summer Olympics. ...There were Mayors, major current and past pro sports figures, State and Federal politicians pushing the idea to us, using lots of computer graphics showing the “Olympic Village” and all the venues.

Fortunately, Texans refused to buy-in to the scheme because they knew it would be nothing more than a MONEY PIT!


34 posted on 06/14/2014 4:41:01 AM PDT by octex
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To: octex

Well, you may be right that Dallas was never a contender, but they were trying for the 2024 olympics.

http://www.dallas2024.org/

“Five Rings, One World Class City”


35 posted on 06/15/2014 5:39:28 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: PAR35

The big drawback to Dallas was the weather. Just too hot. Although, unlike Atlanta, it’s not nearly as humid. But all the facilities are there.


36 posted on 06/15/2014 5:45:37 PM PDT by dfwgator
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