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Subject: Re: 2014 Winter Olympic Closing Date: 2/24/2014 11:03 AM
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Los Angeles actually net PROFITED from hosting the 1984 games, and still has an endowed fund throwing off money annually for youth sports programs as a result.

As a side effect the city culture became very very skeptical about subsidizing sports infrastructure, and so we are still the largest media market without an NFL team.

One of the few new pieces of infrastructure, the Olympic Velodrome, is already gone but was quickly replaced by this glory:

http://lavelodrome.org

and we still love our older Encino Velodrome, although non-standard and so not "Olympic", it was and is volunteer built and run, less formidable in the walls on the curves, and adored:

http://encinovelodrome.org

I rode the LAVelodrome once for the thrill, but my old bones are no longer up to it and so Encino is my playground.

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