Los Angeles is Back in the Running to Host the 2024 Olympics

  • metta

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    Jul 27, 2015 9:19 PM GMT
    Los Angeles is Back in the Running to Host the 2024 Olympics

  • metta

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    Jul 31, 2015 2:33 PM GMT
    Beijing had few rivals for 2022 Olympics due to cost

    Congratulations, people of Beijing! You've just won the 2022 Winter Olympics. Now, prepare to be disappointed: The costs will be higher and the benefits lower than you think.

  • Apparition

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    Aug 01, 2015 2:07 AM GMT
    perhaps there are too many sports involved. They should cut it down to 10 facilities and thats it.
  • carew28

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    Aug 01, 2015 12:51 PM GMT
    Boston probably did the right thing to withdraw it's bid for the 2024 Games. The public expenditure would have just been too high. Massachusetts is a small state, and the Games would probably have some venues outside of Boston. The Boston Olympic Committee played up the benefits of all the jobs, tourism, construction, new facilities,etc. that would result from the Games. They promised that they'd be entirely funded privately, not publicly.

    But you can't believe those promises, and the public didn't buy it. It would have to have been public tax dollars that provided the improvements to the infrastructure (highways, bridges, etc.) to make the new facilities possible. And whatever new facilities are needed could be built without the expense of hosting the Olympics.

    I love watching the Olympic Games on television. I'm sure that they do provide an economic boost for certain segments of the community in which they take place. But in these hard economic modern times, the public expense just isn't justifiable. I wish Los Angeles good luck with their bid, but they need to be careful.
  • metta

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    Sep 16, 2015 6:53 PM GMT
    Los Angeles Is Now A Final Candidate To Host The 2024 Olympics

    It's official: Los Angeles is now in the running to host the 2024 Olympics.

    Our competition? Budapest, Hamburg, Paris and Rome.

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    Sep 16, 2015 7:16 PM GMT
    I went to see the 2012 Olympic Park while I was visiting London last week. Most of the buildings were temporary, recyclable structures and the ones that are left have been re-purposed and the land turned into public parkland.


    I think that's definitely the way ahead. There are too many olympic villages left rotting afterwards, Athens being a perfect example.