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2014 Winter Olympics

An Olympic-sized question mark: Housing in plan for 2024

The centerpiece of the proposed 2024 Olympic Games in Los Angeles would be a $1 billion village where thousands of athletes would eat, sleep and stroll on tree-lined walks and clipped lawns. But with a deadline to submit a U.S. candidate for the 2024 Games just 18 days away, the plan remains a mystery in many ways. The sprawling Olympic Village, which would be built near downtown with mostly private funds, is tethered to a series of financial assumptions and question marks. The city doesn't own the land that is now used as rail yard or know how much the property would cost. Details of financing also are elusive. City analysts warned Thursday that costs to acquire the 125 acres and...