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Could a Trump win mean L.A. loses the Olympic bid?

Brittany Martin

Here’s one more thing to keep in mind as you go to cast your ballots: insiders involved with the bid for Los Angeles to host the 2024 Olympics are saying that, if Donald Trump becomes president, it’s likely to torpedo the efforts.

According to USA Todayofficials are concerned that Trump’s rhetoric may strike a negative cord with some of the representatives of the International Olympic Committee who vote for the host city. 

Specifically, the sources USA Today spoke with are concerned that the L.A. bid would get nixed by IOC voters representing Islamic and Latin American countries, as well as some of the female members.

The city of L.A. has already taken moves to distance itself from Donald Trump, but inevitably the head of state of whichever country is selected to host the games eight years from now would have some involvement in the planning and preparation process for such a large, international event. If members of the IOC don’t want to deal with the prospect of working with Trump, they may find it easier to select Paris or Budapest to host this time around.

Obviously, the 2024 Olympic bid may not be the deciding issue for most voters across the country, or even here in Los Angeles, but it’s probably still worth considering. Whichever way the presidential election swings, we’ll still have to wait until September, 2017, to find out if the Olympics will be coming our way.

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