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Mayor Eric Garcetti on Olympics 2028, plus AirTalk listeners weigh in on games coming to LA

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The Los Angeles Coliseum, venue for the 1932 and 1984 Olympic Games. MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images

After a long wait and plenty of speculation over whether Los Angeles would get the 2024 or 2028 Olympics, a deal has finally been reached for L.A. to host the Summer Games in 2028.

The arrangement with the International Olympic Committee means that Paris will host the 2024 Summer Olympics.

Reactions across the city have been mixed. Mayor Eric Garcetti, bid chairman Casey Wasserman and L.A. City Council President Herb Wesson have been celebrating the news after a multi-year campaign to draw the 2024 Summer Games to Southern California saw two other potential host cities fall out of the running. Others have concerns that the city made the deal too hastily just to keep up with the IOC’s timeline.

What do you think about the deal the city of L.A. made for the Olympics?

For more from KPCC on the Olympics, click here.

Guests:

Eric Garcetti, mayor of Los Angeles

Ed Hula, editor in chief of "Around The Rings," a publication dedicated to covering the Olympics

Zev Yaroslavsky, former Los Angeles County Supervisor now affiliated with UCLA’s history department and its Luskin School of Public affairs; he tweets @ZevYaroslavsky

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