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Boston ends bid to host 2024 Olympics, giving Los Angeles an opportunity

Boston ends bid to host 2024 Olympics, giving Los Angeles an opportunity

The last time Mayor Eric Garcetti spoke with the U.S. Olympic Committee, the conversation was not entirely pleasant. USOC officials called in January to tell him that his city had lost a hotly debated competition to become the designated American bidder for the 2024 Summer Games. Now the parties are expected to renew talks with Los Angeles, which is seen as a clear favorite to be the U.S. candidate. The dramatic turnaround follows Monday's announcement that Boston — the USOC's initial selection — has pulled the plug on its bid after struggling for months with opposition groups and anemic public support. If Garcetti was still bothered by last winter's defeat...

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