LA Mayor Garcetti wants money for youth sports if city hosts 2028 Olympics – Los Angeles Times

Even as Los Angeles continues to push for hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics, it seems bid leaders are compiling a list of concessions they could seek in return for taking the 2028 Games instead.

Mayor Eric Garcetti identified one wish-list item at a news conference this week, saying he would like the International Olympic Committee to fund youth programs throughout L.A.

“My dream is not so much just to bring the Olympics here, but to bring youth sports for free to every ZIP Code,” Garcetti told reporters while answering questions Wednesday on homelessness.

LA 2024 could be in position to ask for such funding because of an unusual situation.

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