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L.A. Committee Makes Big Changes To Proposed Olympic Venues for '24

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 29 / 16

Olympic swimming in L.A. would take place at a temporary facility on USC's campus LA 2024 has made a big change to its proposed venue plan in its bid for the Olympics. The temporary swimming an...

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ROCOG Hints At Sabotage By Village Workers

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