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#303161 - 09/18/17 04:24 PM The Olympics Are Actually Going to Be Terrible For Los Angeles
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Phillip Francis
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The IOC (International Olympic Committee) made a historic announcement by announcing two cities that will have won an Olympic bid: Los Angeles and Paris. Paris has won the bid for the 2024 Olympics, for the 100th anniversary of the 1924 Olympics which they hosted as well. Los Angeles will host the 2028 Olympics 4 years later.

This is the first time that the IOC has made a dual announcement. This also comes with just two cities bidding for the 2024 summer games, with a deal that allowed Paris to go first to celebrate the anniversary. Los Angeles will go second, and receive $180 million from the IOC. The deal was unanimous.

This, however, is not going to be a huge windfall for Los Angeles. In fact, this is only the beginning of the nightmare for the City of Angels.

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#303165 - 09/18/17 06:46 PM Re: The Olympics Are Actually Going to Be Terrible For Los Angeles [Re: Golem]
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Don't forget that, as a former two time host of the modern Olympics, L.A. already HAS most of the infrastructure in place. Some of it needs a touchup or some TLC but it's all basically in place already.

The same hue and cry about a nightmare was raised over the 1984 games.
I was there.
No nightmare...in fact, things ran so smoothly that Angelenos were shocked and almost wished we could have them all year round, so that people would cooperate more.

Even the TRAFFIC behaved!
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