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City Councilman Wants To Bring the Olympics Back to L.A. (Again)

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It sounds like City Councilman Tom LaBonge has Olympics fever, because he wants Los Angeles to consider putting in a bid to host the Olympics, perhaps in 2032.

He is expected to introduce a motion during today's City Council meeting to "explore a future bid," according to City News Service. And why not? We already hosted the Olympics in 1932 and 1984.

"Los Angeles has the weather and the history," LaBonge said in a statement. "And now, with 45 London medals to Los Angeles' name, we have the athletes, too." (We noticed Southern Californians were well-represented among medal-winners, too.)

The next slot available in the summer Olympic schedule is for 2024, but LaBonge thought 2032 might be a good date since it would mark the 100th anniversary of the first time the city hosted the Olympic Games.

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LaBonge remembers the 1984 games fondly, calling them "an amazing experience not only for the athletes, many of whom called Los Angeles home, but for all Angelenos to partake in a universal event that celebrated the successes of our fellow man."

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