A cold breeze rose up by late afternoon but the soccer players waited around.
When Thomas Bach finally arrived at the intramural field on UCLA's campus, the students kicked the ball with him, then let him take a penalty shot.
"All of this was very well prepared," a smiling Bach said.
It was no accident the president of the International Olympic Committee got to play for a few minutes Monday.
Los Angeles represented the final stop in Bach's tour of four cities — including Paris, Rome and Budapest — that are bidding to host the 2024 Summer Games. LA 2024 officials wanted to make an impression.
"It was a very short but good...