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Questions On Cost Delay L.A. City Council's Vote On Potential '24 Olympic Bid

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 27 / 15

Facing an "early test of support at home," L.A.'s plan for the  '24 Games  stalled yesterday "amid questions about potential runaway costs and the impact on neighborhoods already strangled by traffic and congestion," according to Michael Blood of the AP. The City Council "had been expected...

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