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