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Trump Win a Threat to L.A. 2024 Olympic Bid, Said City Mayor

  • L.A. Mayor Garcetti has said Trump victory could repel voters
  • Trump’s conciliatory victory speech may reduce risk to bid
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, center, embraces Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, on stage during an election night party at the Hilton Midtown hotel in New York, on Nov. 9, 2016.

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, center, embraces Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, on stage during an election night party at the Hilton Midtown hotel in New York, on Nov. 9, 2016.

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg
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The ripples of Donald Trump’s election victory may reduce Los Angeles’s chances of securing the 2024 Olympic games. The city’s mayor Eric Garcetti acknowledged as much in August, when the idea of the businessman securing the White House was considered unlikely.

At this year’s Rio de Janeiro games, Garcetti, a 45-year-old Democrat and supporter of Hillary Clinton, said the possibility of a Trump victory had been one of the main topics of conversation among International Olympic Committee executives. In his electioneering, Trump had at times denigrated minorities and women, something that could hurt a campaign trying to build global consensus in a tight race with Paris. Budapest is also bidding.