L.A. is competing with Rome, Paris, and Budapest to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games. The summer games of 1932 and 1984 defined icons of the LA landscape, from the Coliseum to the murals of Downtown. While many see this as an opportunity to bring attention and commerce to the city, hosting the Olympic Games is costly and disruptive. The last Olympic Games in Sochi cost 51 billion dollars and displaced hundreds of residents.Jim MoynihanWell I am extremely proud of what we did in the 80's. The Games were great and we made a profit that has benefited our kids for decades. But the world was a safer place and I shudder to think of the security issues for games now.
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