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JesseSaenz last won the day on September 28 2018

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  1. Sadly, it's not just Americans that have anti maskers to worry about. Mexico, Canada, France, the UK, and others have recently made the news as well. :/
  2. I bought official Tokyo 2020 merchandise when I was in Tokyo 2 years ago. Little did I know.
  3. "Dick Pound" is trending worldwide on Twitter regarding the potential cancellation of the Tokyo 2020 Games. https://apnews.com/58043910be7bdc6818344bdee2096bc2
  4. You do know that Metro's projects were approved by taxpayers a whole year before the Olympic bid was even won and was in the works before LA was even the US Bid right? You do know that it's also completely independent of the bid? While it will be ideal for those projects to be finished, in the event that they are not, LA can execute a plan B similar to what they did in 1984.
  5. Luckily, LA can pull this off even without all the lines completed. In 1984 it didn't have a single mile of rail and the games were a massive success. Traffic never materialized because of proper planning in the months leading up to the events.
  6. Has beautiful shores just a few hours from Paris.... goes to the other side of the planet. Oi Vey. Does that mean Los Angeles 2028 can have surfing in Hawaii? Honestly this is PARIS 2024, not France 2024.
  7. But Barcelona, Atalanta, and SLC went on to be really good games.
  8. Also, the Art Deco inspired font. Bravo!
  9. A little late to this convo, but I LOOOOVE the official logo. It wasn't overly designed or too complex. Simple, but elegant, and symbolic. IMO, the simplicity of it will make it instantly recognizable around the world. Well done, Paris!
  10. They were interviewing homeless in LA. Two things I noticed that really made me angry. 1. A substantial amount of them are not from Los Angeles. They moved to LA from other parts of the country. Many of them are from the midwest and the south. How is it LA's residents responsibility to care for people who are not even from there!? 2. Many don't want help. They want to live "off the grid" as the one woman put it. LA needs to figure out how to stop the influx of people descending onto the city with plans from the get go to be sleeping on the streets. Additionally, the city/county of LA needs to start being more aggressive. Many of these people will not voluntarily get helped, they have made it abundantly clear. They have it too easy running their own show there and the city leaders need to start putting an end to that.
  11. A really cool presentation by Casey Wasserman at his Alma Mater, UCLA, as it celebrates its centennial. "UCLA and the Olympic and Paralympic Movement" Starts at around the 4min mark. I like at min 46 where he emphasizes the need to separate the 2028 Games from all the other development going on in LA that is 100% separate from the Olympic budget.
  12. I agree with the frustration with how the last few Olympics have been handled. Beijing, Sochi, and Rio De Janeiro were complete atrocities. No one should ever spend that amount of money for a sporting event. So, yes I see why there is criticism. But they are so desperate to stop them that they are overlooking the reforms that have taken place since to ensure a more sustainable games. It is why Paris and LA were the last two cities running. Personally, I think NOlympics LA should focus more on factual information regarding the negative impacts to LA after the 1984 games. Most notably the militarization of it's local law enforcement, gang round ups, and homeless relocation.
  13. Yeah, the revised LA 2028 Budget was released, and OF COURSE, citing inflation, its $700 Million more dollars than the original budget which was proposed with the 2024 Games in mind. Was this included in the headline? Of course not. Click bait and angry responses from readers, residents, and NOLympicsLA.
  14. THIS. I can't think of any other city that has mastered the art of rolling with the punches. LA is a very resilient place which is ironic considering the stereotypes. When its not mother nature slamming it (Fires, earthquakes, landslides, floods), its negative headlines often at the hands of NY Times or the Bay Area. And you're right. It turns any press into profit. Positive, negative, it doesn't matter, it leverages it towards its advantage every single time.... and the world eat it up.
  15. NOlympicsLA has been around for some time now, even when LA was still in the bidding process. They haven't gain much momentum, even now in 2019 long after the games were awarded. They are with the Democratic Socialist group and most of their attacks are on social media. They aren't too organized either. The opposition that LA has is tiny compared to what Paris is now dealing with. Financially, LA's plan always the more prudent. Again, anything can happen here, but the city is in a much better spot right now than Paris.... by a lot. There's also this report about it's booming economy. https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-04-05/los-angeles-economic-boom-outpaces-u-s-cities
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