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SBD/April 9, 2014/Olympics
USOC Hopes To Narrow Candidate List For '24 Games, Decide On Bid By End Of Year
Published April 9, 2014
L.A. STORY: In L.A., David Wharton notes the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games has been "working on details" to bring the Olympics to L.A. for a third time. The group has been "gathering community support from Mayor Eric Garcetti and others while weighing various scenarios for where events could be held." Though the city has a "substantial sports infrastructure," the L.A. Memorial Coliseum would "require a significant upgrade for any serious bid, and some facilities might have to be constructed from scratch." Potential sites such as Farmers Field and a Chivas USA stadium beside the Coliseum "might come into play" (L.A. TIMES, 4/9).
IN NEED OF FUNDING: San Diego '24 Exploratory Committee Chair Vincent Mudd said that his group is "currently self-funded" but would need to raise $2.8M should it "make the impending USOC cut." Mudd added that his group has "submitted an 80-page preliminary proposal that was reviewed by the USOC and then adjusted with its recommendations" (SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE, 4/9).