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Casey Wasserman: NBC Can't Help LA 2024 Bid, But Optimistic About City's Chances

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 27 / 17

NBC "won't be any help" in L.A.'s bid to land the '24 Games, but LA 2024 Chair Casey Wasserman "likes the city's odds anyway," according to Cullins & Porreca of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. Wasserman yesterday at The Hollywood Reporter's 11th annual Power Lawyers event said that the IOC's rules ...

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