Let the Games be­gin

Los Angeles Times - - OPINION -

Re: “2028 Games re­quire coun­cil sup­port,” Aug. 2 and “L.A. of­fi­cials agree to host 2028 Olympics,” Aug. 1

Our mayor is cer­tainly play­ing to the cheap seats in his bid for the 2028 Olympics.

To in­vest mil­lions of dol­lars in an un­ac­count­able, scan­dal-prone en­tity is fool­ish.

In times of scarce mu­nic­i­pal re­sources and tragic civic need, we can do bet­ter than walk into a likely stickup with the In­ter­na­tional Olympic Com­mit­tee.

Los An­ge­les’ fi­nan­cial suc­cess with the Peter Ue­ber­roth-guided 1984 games is not what most cities have ex­pe­ri­enced.

Robin Doyno Los An­ge­les

David McNew AFP/Getty Im­ages

CITY COUN­CIL Pres­i­dent Herb Wes­son, other of­fi­cials an­nounce L.A. will host Olympics in 2028.

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