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L.A.’s Olympic Aspirations

Since its inception, the Olympics has come to mean more than just a worldwide show of physical excellence and sportsmanship. See how the world is responding to the Olympic Games in the time of a pandemic and how Los Angeles navigated its many Olympic turns over the last century.
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A Look Into the Future: The Los Angeles Olympics in 2028

The legacies of the 1932 and 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles still resonate. Once again, the Olympics are coming at a great juncture in Los Angeles history. How will this iteration shape the future of Los Angeles?
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How the Gleeful Aesthetic of L.A.’s 1984 Olympics Unified a Sprawling City

In 1984, Los Angeles exuded Olympic psychedelia, a gleeful '80s aesthetic which underlined the complementary power of sport, culture and art. It would also revitalize a bedraggled Olympic movement.
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The Olympic Village: A Los Angeles Innovation

The Olympic Village is now an accepted part of the Olympic tradition, but it wasn't always that way. It was an innovation born in Los Angeles.
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L.A.'s 1932 Olympics Put the City on a World Stage

In 1932, the Games in Los Angeles demonstrated how effective the Olympics could be in raising a city's profile on a global stage.
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Japanese public worried Olympics may be superspreader event

Japanese public worried Olympics may be a superspreader event despite spectator ban
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The Boys of '36: The Olympic Trials

The 1936 Olympic trials were held in Princeton, NJ. Premieres Aug. 2 at 9/8c on PBS.
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The U.S. In Hitler's Olympics

Max Schmeling convinced the U.S. Olympic Committee to attend the 1936 Olympic games.
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L.A. City Council Committee Examines Higher Estimated 2028 Olympics Budget

A Los Angeles City Council committee examined a new report today showing the estimated cost of staging the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics has risen to $6.9 billion.
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IOC Confirms L.A. Host for 2028 Olympics

Los Angeles is expected to be officially named today host of the 2028 Summer Olympics today following a meeting of the International Olympic Committee in Lima, Peru. The successful bid will be announced an unprecedented 11 years before the actual Olympics
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How Public Transit Helped the 1932 Olympics Move Around Los Angeles

Streetcars, interurban trolleys, and a fleet of buses transported athletes and spectators around Los Angeles during the 1932 Summer Olympics.
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