L.A’s 2024 Olympic pitch to the IOC skips the glitz and focuses on the price tag - The Washington Post
"...But glitz and glamour wasn’t the bid’s biggest selling point.
On the contrary, the LA 2024 group continually tried to impress the evaluation commission with its fiscal restraint, the city’s existing infrastructure and the fact that most key buildings and venues are already in place.
While the Olympic bidding process is in a state of peril, following the voluntary withdrawals of several candidate cities fearful of high costs and low returns, the LA 2024 bid bills itself as a road map for the future.
“We don’t want to be a one-off bid,” Garcetti said. “We want to have lessons from Los Angeles that are replicable to other cities as well.”...