Los Angeles officially awarded 2028 Olympic Games

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LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles' roller-coaster campaign to host the Olympics -- an effort marked by early defeat and last-second negotiations -- reached its conclusion Wednesday when the city was formally awarded the 2028 Summer Games.

International Olympic Committee members, by a unanimous show of hands, voted their approval at a session in Lima, ...Read more

A year since the Rio Olympics, legacy of the games is tattered

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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Maracana Stadium pulsed with samba, bossa nova and forro music a year ago during the closing ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, but since then, Brazil's storied temple of soccer has barely been used.

Odebrecht, the giant construction company that helped renovate the stadium and is the majority shareholder in stadium ...Read more

Investigators focus on Miami investor in possible bid-rigging for 2016 Brazil Olympics

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After the vote that decided Rio de Janeiro would host the 2016 Summer Olympics, the Brazilian city erupted in celebration as the government declared a state holiday and wild parties flooded Copacabana Beach.

It was a historic first for South America, which had never hosted the Olympics.

But that victory has recently been tainted by whiffs of ...Read more

Tension in region may be making Olympic officials nervous about South Korea's Winter Games

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Pyeongchang lies in mountainous terrain at the uppermost eastern corner of South Korea, about an hour from the border with North Korea. Normally, its proximity to the demilitarized zone, and the North beyond, would not be an issue.

But six months from now, thousands of athletes from around the world are set to gather at that remote location for...Read more

LA City Council endorses 2028 Olympics bid, accepting responsibility for any cost overruns

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LOS ANGELES -- Rushing to meet a deadline imposed by Olympics officials, the Los Angeles City Council voted Friday to endorse a bid for the 2028 Summer Games even though council members acknowledged they were acting without complete information.

The council's unanimous decision will put tax dollars at risk by making the city responsible for any...Read more

Los Angeles, at Olympics starting line, has to hustle

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Los Angeles is on track to host the Olympics four years later than it originally planned. Yet it is hustling to approve a new deal within days.

City officials say the International Olympic Committee imposed a deadline of Aug. 18 to approve agreements that spell out their financial responsibilities for hosting the 2028 Games. The City Council is...Read more

Staff report says L.A. City Council should approve 2028 Olympic Games despite uncertainties

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LOS ANGELES--A report issued Wednesday by key Los Angeles staff recommends the City Council approve a 2028 Olympic bid despite incomplete information and the "greater uncertainty" of committing to the massive sports event more than a decade in advance.

The City Administrative Officer and Chief Legislative Analyst released their 86-page document...Read more

A dream and a reality, 2028 Olympics give LA a chance to imagine its future

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LOS ANGELES -- When asked to explain the secret of Los Angeles on the eve of the 1984 Summer Olympics, the late poet, novelist and fantasist Ray Bradbury broke it down, capturing the ingenuous advantage the city enjoyed as it was coming of age.

"L.A. is a conglomerate of small towns striving toward immensity and never making it, thank God," he ...Read more

L.A.'s 2028 Olympics deal still needs City Council's blessing

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LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles city officials backed an agreement in January putting taxpayers on the hook for potentially hundreds of millions of dollars in cost overruns from the 2024 Summer Olympics, if L.A. were selected as host and unforeseen expenses arose.

Now that L.A.'s bid committee has negotiated terms with the International Olympic ...Read more

2028 Summer Olympics coming to Los Angeles

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LOS ANGELES -- After weeks of negotiations with the International Olympic Committee, Los Angeles officials have reached a deal to host the 2028 Summer Games under terms they hope will generate hundreds of millions in savings and additional revenues.

The agreement will bring the Olympics back to Southern California for a third time, after Los ...Read more

It looks like 2028 for LA's Olympics; would 11-year wait increase city's risk?

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LOS ANGELES -- For several years Los Angeles city leaders have focused on winning the 2024 Summer Olympics, supporting a $5.3 billion plan to host the event seven years from now.

Those seven years might soon turn into 11, after the International Olympic Committee's recent decision to award the games to both Paris and Los Angeles, with one city ...Read more

LA, Paris are selected in IOC vote for two Summer Games

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LOS ANGELES--Los Angeles is all but guaranteed to host the Summer Games for a third time after Olympic leaders made the unusual decision Tuesday to name two winners in the bid race between L.A. and Paris, giving 2024 to one city and 2028 to the other.

After the historic vote by International Olympic Committee members gathered in Switzerland, ...Read more

IOC president hopeful Los Angeles and Paris will get 2024 and 2028 Games

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LOS ANGELES -- The president of the International Olympic Committee has made no secret of his desire to name two winners in the current host-city competition between Los Angeles and Paris.

Thomas Bach would like to see his organization take the unusual step of awarding the 2024 Summer Games to one candidate and 2028 to the other.

And with the ...Read more

Trump backs LA Olympic bid in meeting with IOC officials

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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump "pledged his full support" for the Los Angeles bid to host a future Summer Olympics, the White House said Friday, after an Oval Office meeting with the head of the International Olympic Committee.

Trump met Thursday with IOC President Thomas Bach and three U.S. members of the IOC: Larry Probst, Anita ...Read more

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