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Political group launches campaign to oppose L.A.'s 2024 Olympic bid

Political group launches campaign to oppose L.A.'s 2024 Olympic bid

With an Olympic delegation scheduled to arrive in Los Angeles on Tuesday, representatives of a national political organization plan to launch a public campaign to oppose the city’s bid for the 2024 Summer Games.

Members of the Los Angeles chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America say they were inspired to take action after hearing concerns from residents and community groups.

“We want to challenge this idea that everyone in L.A. is excited about the Olympics,” DSA-LA member Jonny Coleman said.

The competition for 2024 has come down to Los Angeles and Paris, with other potential hosts withdrawing over cost concerns. The International Olympic Committee is scheduled...

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