LA mayor ponders 2028 Games in exchange for youth funding

first_imgView comments Yanson buses to keep operating despite legal battle UEFA will ‘fight’ for Europe’s right to host 2030 World Cup Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak MOST READ Swing Out Sister back to PH this Aprilcenter_img Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ In this file photo, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, center, speaks during a news conference in Los Angeles. Los Angeles leaders this week are trying to sell their plan to host the Olympic Games to visiting members of the International Olympic Committee. APLOS ANGELES — The mayor of Los Angeles is talking to Olympic leaders about having his city wait until 2028 to host the Summer Games in exchange for funding for youth sports programs.At a news conference this week, Mayor Eric Garcetti said he and Olympic leaders have discussed “what it would take for us to consider one of us going first and the other going second” — a reference to the contest between Paris and Los Angeles for the 2024 Olympics.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach wants to award both the 2024 and 2028 Games, and while each city has repeatedly stressed its bid is only for 2024, Garcetti is now acknowledging discussions with the IOC about 2028.“My dream is not so much just to bring the Olympics here, but is to bring youth sports for free to every zip code,” Garcetti said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundThe IOC meets next week to discuss the possibility of awarding both Olympics later this year. Bach wants to avoid another bidding debacle the likes of which he’s seen this year, with Hamburg, Germany; Budapest, Hungary; and Rome all dropping out. Los Angeles, meanwhile, was the U.S. Olympic Committee’s second choice, after Boston initially got the nod but then saw that bid flounder because of lack of public support.Officials from the LA 2024 bid did not have comment on the Garcetti news conference.last_img read more

Durrant: It was a wrench to leave Rangers but I’ll be back as a fan

first_imgIan Durrant has told of how it was a “wrench” to leave Rangers, but says he will be back at Ibrox as a fan this season.After an association with Rangers that stretched back 32 years Durrant was sacked as coach of the club’s Under-20s development team last month.It was the second blow endured by Durrant following his demotion from his position as first team coach 18 months previously.“It was a wrench to leave, but I look back on it with fond memories and it was a privilege to be involved and associated with Rangers,” he told STV at the launch of East Stirlingshire’s new shirt sponsor. “The memories I have will last me a lifetime.”When asked whether Rangers fans can expect to see the club legend back in the stands this season he responded: “Of course they can. I’ll be there no doubt. Just now I’ll just let them get on and play their football, but of course I’ll be there.”Durrant believes the Ibrox side have strengthened well over the summer, highlighting the need for Mark Warburton’s side to hit the ground running as they take their place in the Scottish Premiership this season.“They’ll want to set down a marker right away,” he said.  “They’ve got a good opening tie against Hamilton, it’ll be a hard game, but having your first game at home is something to build on and build up to the Old Firm game. “It’s imperative that they start well.”last_img read more