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JesseSaenz last won the day on September 28 2018

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  1. JesseSaenz

    Paris 2024's Official Mascot

    But Barcelona, Atalanta, and SLC went on to be really good games.
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    Paris 2024

    Also, the Art Deco inspired font. Bravo!
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    Paris 2024

    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!
  4. JesseSaenz

    Los Angeles 2028

    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.
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    Los Angeles 2028

    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.
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    Los Angeles 2028

    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.
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    Los Angeles 2028

    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.
  8. JesseSaenz

    Los Angeles 2028

    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.
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    Paris 2024

    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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    Paris 2024

    I mean the US is a dumpster fire right now, politically, but for the time being, at least, LA is not rioting nor is it up in flames.... nor has support for the games diminished. Maybe a swap would be on the table? LA 24 Paris 28?
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    Paris 2024

    Is that even an option? Aren't they now contractually obligated to host the games?
  12. JesseSaenz

    Los Angeles 2028

    People of Los Angeles to United Airlines, thanks, but no thanks. Coliseum renaming by United Airlines get serious opposition by residents and War vets. https://www.latimes.com/sports/usc/la-sp-united-airlines-coliseum-naming-deal-20190329-story.html I welcome United Airlines pulling out of the Coliseum deal to be completely honest. Such a storied and iconic venue that was built and paid for by LA taxpayers that should not be for sale like that.
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    Los Angeles 2028

    The amount of bullshit here is, well, staggering.
  14. JesseSaenz

    Los Angeles 2028

    Cool shoutout to LA 2028 by Nike Ad. "Overnight Success" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1H6xMmAlOcw
  15. JesseSaenz

    Paris 2024

    Paris is knee deep in **** right now. It's so bad they are closing the Eiffel tower, you know, the thing on their Olympic logo. Even LA couldn't pull this off without costing a fortune in security.
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