Olympics to Paris in 2024, L.A. in 2028

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    Olympics to Paris in 2024, L.A. in 2028

    Los Angeles Makes Deal to Host the 228 Summer Olympics - The New York Times

    LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles officials are expected Monday to announce a deal with the International Olympic Committee to play host to the 2028 Summer Olympics, giving up a bid for the 2024 Games to Paris and bringing the Olympics back to the United States for the first time since 2002.
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    Summer Olympics are my favorite. Going out west to watch that is tempting. Plenty of time to plan. On the flipside that seems like a terrorists dream come true and also gives them plenty of time to plan.

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    Hopefully the Rams new stadium which by then will be 8 or 9 years old will be used instead of building a new facility. L.A. IMO should be in a rotation with Tokyo and maybe London to repeatedly host the summer olympics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    L.A. IMO should be in a rotation with Tokyo and maybe London to repeatedly host the summer olympics.
    This. Pick four sites and let it rotate through those places only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    This. Pick four sites and let it rotate through those places only.
    Same for Winter, that would keep expenses down and those facilities wouldn't fall apart as they could be used in off years for World Championships and other events.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    Hopefully the Rams new stadium which by then will be 8 or 9 years old will be used instead of building a new facility. L.A. IMO should be in a rotation with Tokyo and maybe London to repeatedly host the summer olympics.
    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    This. Pick four sites and let it rotate through those places only.
    But how would the IOC get there bribe money? Just like FIFA it will never change until corruption is taken out of the site selection process.

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    I am a little bit excited about the games coming back to LA. As a kid the '84 games were the first ones that I can remember and had interest in. Hard to believe that it will be 44 years between the two events.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish Cat View Post
    But how would the IOC get there bribe money? Just like FIFA it will never change until corruption is taken out of the site selection process.
    True

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish Cat View Post
    I am a little bit excited about the games coming back to LA. As a kid the '84 games were the first ones that I can remember and had interest in. Hard to believe that it will be 44 years between the two events.
    I vividly remember this:


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    I'd rather go to Paris than L.A. to see the Olympics. I have been to Paris once...wow...if you ever get the chance to go...GO...

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    So they picked 2 of the easiest citys for a terrorist attack. This should be fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plantmanky View Post
    So they picked 2 of the easiest citys for a terrorist attack. This should be fun.
    Paris has been hit repeatedly, I'll give you that...remind me when was L.A. hit by terrorism?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcpapa View Post
    I vividly remember this:

    I guess Nike had not been founded yet Papa...are you the guy leading the pack??

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    Quote Originally Posted by plantmanky View Post
    So they picked 2 of the easiest citys for a terrorist attack. This should be fun.
    Where would you suggest they hold it?

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