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Olympics 2024: It’s LA vs. 4 European cities




The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, venue for two previous Olympic Games, is seen in this on August 26, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, venue for two previous Olympic Games, is seen in this on August 26, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.
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The battle to become the US nominee for the 2024 Olympics host city wasn’t without drama.

After Boston unexpected dropped out, Los Angeles has clinched the spot, with Mayor Eric Garcetti promising to foot $400 million to cover potential cost overruns.

Now the next phase of the competition begins, as Tuesday marks the final deadline for submissions to become 2024’s host city. The City of Angels is facing some formidable opponents: Paris, Rome, Budapest, and Hamburg. And Los Angeles is not the favorite.

How does L.A. against these other cities?

Guests:

Ed Hula, Editor in Chief, Around the Rings, a publication based in Atlanta, Georgia devoted to covering the Olympics

Alissa Johannson Rubin, Paris Bureau Chief for the New York Times 

Joerg Luyken, reporter with The Local Germany based in Berlin



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