A third Los Angeles Games in 2028 ends a 32-year quest for the faithful

PALM DESERT, August 2, 2017 – When the news flash came across on Monday that an agreement had been made to award the 2028 Olympic Games to Los Angeles, quiet smiles broke out on the faces of a group of people who have never been associated with the LA2024 Bid Committee.

But they knew all about bidding for the Games, because they were part of an organization that had been bidding almost continuously over the last 73 years to bring the event back to Los Angeles, had succeeded in 1984, and were determined to succeed again.

What organization? Who has been bidding for 73 years, and for the last 32 since the 1984 Games? Find out in our Lane One commentary, plus money matters in swimming and look ahead to this week’s mega-championship:

= p. 6/Athletics: A look ahead to the IAAF World Champs starting Friday in London;
= p. 11/Swimming: A Swede and a Brit scored the biggest paydays at the FINA Worlds!
= p. 13/Cycling: USA Cycling Track Nationals underway in California;
= p. 14/Football: U.S. women in final Tournament of Nations match vs. Japan;
= p. 14/Swimming: FINA goes from great World Champs to silly World Cup series.