why not use your real name, Jon Capriotti, of Nike?
I'd love an LA games, but ... wrote:
... LA will probably place third in 2024 voting. I think that Paris has the edge - most of the facilities are in place - most important, the Stade de France, which would be used for ceremonies and athletics. Paris has come second twice in the last four bidding cycles - which often is a prelude to winning. With that said, the Rome bid is being led by Luca Cordero de Montezemolo, who lead Ferrari, and was the head of the organizing committee the last time Italy hosted the World Cup. His name is frequently tossed around as a candidate for Prime Minister of Italy. His contacts and influence could make the difference. I just don't think LA has a compelling argument, compared to those two.