2024 Olympics

Olympic Double: IOC Says Yes to Paris in 24, and LA for 28

LIMA, Peru (AP) — This was one of those rare Olympic moments where everyone walked away a winner.
Paris for 2024. Los Angeles for 2028. And the International Olympic Committee for transforming an unruly bidding process to lock down its future by choosing not one, but two Summer Olympics hosts at the same time.

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Trump Immigration Storm Buffets LA 2024 Olympics Bid

Los Angeles (AFP) – Donald Trump may have given his unequivocal support to Los Angeles’s bid for the 2024 Olympics but the tumultuous first few weeks of his presidency have dealt a blow to the city’s hopes of staging the games, analysts say.

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US President Donald Trump has repeatedly backed the LA 2024 campaign, even while Los Angeles's Mayor Eric Garcetti (pictured) has criticized his immigration policies

Paris Attack Raises New Security Concerns Over Olympics

PARIS (AP) — On a day when the Paris bid committee was supposed to show its best to the world, a knife attack on a solider raised more security questions about the French capital’s capacity to host the 2024 Olympics in a safe atmosphere.

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Villaraigosa: Trump Immigration Policy Could Dent L.A. Olympics Bid

Former Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said he is concerned that President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, including his recent executive order on terror-prone countries, his plans to end “sanctuary cities” and his intention to build a wall across the U.S.-Mexico border, could harm Los Angeles’s bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games.

Antonio Villaraigosa (J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press)

L.A. Olympics Could Lose over Council-Mayor Fight

Now that Boston has withdrawn from bidding for the 2024 Summer Olympics, the moribund offer from Los Angeles has been revivified, but the Los Angeles City Council’s demand that it have power to veto any taxpayer guarantee for financial losses may sink the city’s bid.

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