Boston’s Withdrawal From Olympics Bid May Propel LA’s Chances As 2024 Host


LOS ANGELES ( — As Boston drops out of the running to host the 2024 Olympics, Los Angeles finds itself as a possible frontrunner to host the games for the third time.

A series of conflicts on a broad range of issues caused Boston and the Olympic Committee to cut ties Monday, resulting in Boston dropping out of the running to play host.

Los Angeles last played host to the Olympic Games 31 years ago in 1984, and the city of angels now has a chance to do it again, with what some say is a much firmer financial base than Boston.

“You have to be committed to spending as much money as the (International Olympic Committee) wants you to spend, and it can be incredibly expensive,” USC Institute of Sports, Media and Society professor Daniel Durbin said.

Los Angeles still faces stiff competition from other cities internationally. Durbin says he…

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