September 8, 2005 |
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa pledged his full support Wednesday as Los Angeles became the first U.S. entrant into the race for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. "I stand ready, willing, able and excited about bidding for the 2016 Games," Villaraigosa said at a news conference in the courtyard of the Amateur Athletic Foundation, a legacy of the $232.5-million profit generated by the 1984 Summer Games. As in 1984, the Games would be privately financed and a significant surplus is all but assured.
September 7, 2005 |
Los Angeles organizers say they will announce plans today to bid for the 2016 Olympics, a campaign that, if successful, would give the city its third Summer Games and the United States its first in 20 years. Los Angeles was the scene of the Summer Olympics in 1932 and 1984; no other U.S. city has served as host more than once.