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Wed Sep 13, 2017, 11:01 AM

LA to Host 2028 Olympics

The cauldron is already blazing at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum ahead of the International Olympic Committee's expected announcement Wednesday in Peru that Los Angeles will host the 2028 Summer Olympics and Paralympics.

The announcement, a formality that caps what has been an unprecedented host city selection process, follows months of California representatives, including former Olympians, casting their support behind a host bid. For Los Angeles, it will be the third time hosting the Olympics after the 1932 and 1984 Games. Paris, which is expected to be awarded the 2024 Games, also will be hosting for the third time.

The two cities originally bid to host the Olympics in 2024, but LA will be given four more years to prepare for the world's most inclusive athletic event under an agreement worked out with the IOC. With little doubt surrounding the announcement, the cauldron at LA Memorial Coliseum was lit early Wednesday morning.


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Reply LA to Host 2028 Olympics (Original post)
procon Sep 13 OP
jberryhill Sep 13 #1
Bad Thoughts Sep 13 #5
jberryhill Sep 13 #8
Johonny Sep 13 #7
maxsolomon Sep 13 #12
jberryhill Sep 13 #15
maxsolomon Sep 13 #25
Sen. Walter Sobchak Sep 13 #24
procon Sep 13 #2
Brother Buzz Sep 13 #6
LonePirate Sep 13 #26
Brother Buzz Sep 13 #27
Hell Hath No Fury Sep 13 #11
underpants Sep 13 #3
Initech Sep 13 #4
lunasun Sep 13 #9
white_wolf Sep 13 #13
lunasun Sep 13 #16
white_wolf Sep 13 #18
lunasun Sep 13 #23
Initech Sep 13 #19
taught_me_patience Sep 13 #21
Expecting Rain Sep 13 #22
maxsolomon Sep 13 #14
Initech Sep 13 #17
taught_me_patience Sep 13 #20
Scurrilous Sep 13 #10


Response to jberryhill (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 11:58 AM

5. Arson can damage any building. nt

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Response to Bad Thoughts (Reply #5)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 12:20 PM

8. It wasn't arson


The velodrome sat unused for months.

An errant Chinese lantern drifted in and set the track on fire.

These things are enormous white elephants.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 12:15 PM

7. LA actually still uses the stuff they built for the Olympics

It's one of the reasons they were so sought after to take an Olympics.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 01:41 PM

12. first post, first whinge

your options:

don't watch
don't go

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #12)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 01:51 PM

15. Were those the options of the taxpayers of Brazil?

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #15)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 05:54 PM

25. LA is not in Brazil

But yes, they had those options. Did someone force them to attend or watch?

And yes, I know what your point is. I get to see my tax dollars wasted on shit I don't like as well - the DoD comes to mind.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 02:10 PM

24. Team USA and Team Canada keep all the Olympic grade facilities

in North America highly utilized.

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Response to procon (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 11:42 AM

2. LA did pretty well in reusing the venues from our last Olympic games.

The L.A. organizers were smart to use existing venues and place athletes in student housing at USC and UCLA instead of lodging them in a new ďOlympic Village. We broke even, as I recall.

The iconic Los Angeles Coliseum is still in use. Some venue buildings either were already available on university campuses, or new were constructed for student use after the games.

Los Angelesís 2028 proposal uses this strategy with plans to re-use the Coliseum, Staples Center, Pauley Pavilion, and other venues. USC and UCLA will again house athletes, and a posh new football stadium that is being built for the NFLís Rams and Chargers franchises will become a new Olympic venue.

Let's hope 2028 works the same.

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Response to procon (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 12:13 PM

6. The 1984 Olympic games made money, quite a bit actually

Peter Ueberroth was the rainmaker; he hired the best people, formed a blue ribbon committee (LA84), and simply let them do their job.

In 1979, the L.A. organizing committee had made a deal. If the games saw any profits, LA84 would give 60 percent back to the U.S. Olympic Committee and keep 40 percent for Southern California. At the end of the games, the total expenditures came in at a respectable $546 million, but even more impressive was the profit: A surplus of $232.5 million, meaning $93 million would stay in the region. This was huge. The only other games at the time which could claim to be financially successful at all were the other L.A. Olympics: The ones held in the city in 1932.

Today, LA youth sports still reaps the benefit through the formation of the LA84 Foundation:

http://la84.org/our-story/

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #6)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 06:15 PM

26. Sales of the US television rights for the 2028 games will almost ensure a profitable games.

Not many venues will need to be constructed and the TV rights alone could fetch around 11 figures. Plus even lowly attended sports will sell out, let alone the popular events which will sell tickets for sky high prices. Prepare to sell your soul if you want to see women's gymnastics or the US basketball teams.

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Response to LonePirate (Reply #26)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 06:45 PM

27. The TV rights will be a big chunk, but don't forget corporate sponsorship

Every one of those venues will be corporate branded, "Why pay for television ads when our name is already plastered all over the place?".

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Response to procon (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 01:39 PM

11. I remember they used diving facilities --

up here at Berkeley for the '84 games. California has a wealth of sporting venues and resources -- I think we'll do fine in 2028.

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Response to procon (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 11:51 AM

3. Will Caitlyn light the flame?

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Response to procon (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 11:57 AM

4. That gives us... 11 years to get a viable mass transit system going! Let's do it!

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Response to Initech (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 01:20 PM

9. Needed. LA has started but has a long way to go . I was there in '15 and thought wow what could be

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Response to lunasun (Reply #9)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 01:44 PM

13. I've never been to LA, but I see the NYC traffic on a daily basis and...

I've heard LA's is even worse. It's why I'm so grateful NYC has public transit. The thought of driving in either NYC or LA makes me want to scream. I doubt I could ever live there for that reason.

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Response to white_wolf (Reply #13)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 01:55 PM

16. Same . I'm in Chicago . LA area can grow what transit it has and cut the cars. NYC ran easy and

everywhere when visiting . We both know what a difference it makes in travel ease and also less pollution .

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Response to lunasun (Reply #16)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 01:56 PM

18. Seriously the MTA subway system is a mess, but

despite the delays, crowds and last mile problem, I'd much rather be able to take a train and have to walk a bit then get in a car and drive.

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Response to white_wolf (Reply #18)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 02:06 PM

23. Oh the CTA also is not perfect but beats sitting in congestion , looking for parking or paying$$ for

a spot, or in our case driving through snow. Big time congestion around LA needs some help even though the weather and housing allows for easy vehicle use a little more

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Response to white_wolf (Reply #13)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 01:57 PM

19. I live here. It sucks.

The drive to downtown is easily over an hour (where all the good concert venues are), and to the airport it's easily an hour and a half. And it's even worse because the I-5 and I-10 are almost *ALWAYS* under construction. The traffic here can suck it.

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Response to white_wolf (Reply #13)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 02:01 PM

21. We have a pretty good metro line system in LA

I take it every day to work and it's only $1.75 per ride.

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Response to white_wolf (Reply #13)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 02:02 PM

22. The same argument was made in 1984...

 

but the freeways were never more clear than they were during the games.

It was remarkable.

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Response to Initech (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 01:44 PM

14. LA has a subway

it's a fair sight more viable than most places in the US of A

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #14)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 01:55 PM

17. Yeah but it's still not 100%.

I live in LA and I'm going to the Rose Bowl this weekend, would love to take the train straight there so I don't have to pay the obscene parking charges. But sadly that's not really an option since there's no stop that goes right to the Rose Bowl.

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Response to Initech (Reply #17)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 01:59 PM

20. Just take the gold line to Pasadena and then a shuttle from there

It's super easy.

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Response to procon (Original post)

Wed Sep 13, 2017, 01:32 PM

10. Poor them.

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