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USOC Endorses Los Angeles for 2024 Olympics Bid

MICHAEL R. BLOOD, Associated Press The U.S. Olympic Committee on Tuesday named Los Angeles as its candidate for the 2024 Games, replacing Boston’s soured bid and marking a comeback for LA’s dream of becoming a three-time host of the global sports competition. The announcement by USOC CEO Scott Blackmun came under a summer sun at Santa Monica Beach, where the city’s plan calls for staging beach volleyball on the site where it was founded. Mayor Eric Garcetti said the city was inspired to bring the games back to the U.S. for the first time in 28 years. “This is a

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