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L.A. Is Too Good to Host the 2024 Olympics

The Olympic Movement Is Relentlessly Corrupt, so Why Should Southern California Help Save It?

L-R: Silver medalist Kirk Baptiste (19.96 seconds); gold medal winner Carl Lewis (19.80); and Thomas Jefferson (20.26) who won bronze, wave American flags on the podium after the Men's 200 Meter race at the Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles on Aug. 8, 1984. Photo by Associated Press.

Los Angeles should drop its bid for the 2024 Olympics—before it gets chosen.

It’s true that Paris has long been the favorite to be awarded the games during an upcoming vote in September. The Paris bid has broad international support, the City of Light has come close to winning the games in recent bids, and sentiment is on its side. 2024 would be the 100th anniversary of the last Olympics in Paris, the 1924 Games portrayed in the Oscar-winning film Chariots of Fire.

But the contest is changing. All other contenders for …

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