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Herb Wesson

L.A. City Council endorses 2028 Olympics bid, accepting responsibility for any cost overruns

L.A. City Council endorses 2028 Olympics bid, accepting responsibility for any cost overruns

Nothing about Los Angeles’ quest to host the Summer Olympics for a third time has been straightforward or easy.

The private committee pursuing the bid was named as the sole U.S. candidate for 2024 only after the first choice, Boston, withdrew.

Then, in the middle of a heated race between L.A. and Paris, the International Olympic Committee changed the rules, brokering an unusual deal that has Paris taking 2024 and L.A. waiting another four years.

So it makes sense that the latest milestone in the campaign — a crucial City Council meeting — turned raucous and a bit messy on Friday.

As council members unanimously endorsed the revised 2028 bid — and positioned the city...

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