Did Los Angeles get a good deal for 2028, or just a deal?

PALM DESERT, August 4, 2017 – First the announcement and the excitement. Now comes the careful review.

The International Olympic Committee has made public the “Host City Contract Principles” for the Games of the XXXIV Olympiad in 2028, so we examined it in detail to determine whether the Los Angeles bid committee got a good deal … or just a deal to host the Games in 11 years’ time.

The answer? Find out in our Lane One commentary, plus the start of the IAAF World Championships:

= p. 6/Athletics: British idol Mo Farah defends his 10,000 m title in London;
= p. 12/Triathlon: Will Mario Mola and Flora Duffy make more history in Montreal?
= p. 13/Beach Volleyball: Three U.S. teams left in Beach World Championships;
= p. 14/Football: Australia wins Tournament of Nations, with U.S. second;
= p. 15/Swimming: Sjostrom sets two world records in first World Cup meet!