[STREET LEVEL] Locals Happy on Olympics’ Return

Last month, the International Olympic Committee announced Los Angeles will host either the 2024 or 2028 Summer Olympic Games. How do you feel about the Olympics returning to Los Angeles?

“I think it’s awesome and if it’s able to leave a possible lasting impression on the city, that’ll be a great opportunity to share our culture with the world.” – Ross G., outside bluemercury on Larchmont

“I think it’s cool. I always wanted to go to the Olympics, but [getting to them requires a lot of travel] planning. So if it’s local… Plus, I’m from Maryland and we have a proud tradition of Olympic athletes.” – Julie L., outside bluemercury on Larchmont

“I think it’s going to be awesome. Financially, it’s going to be less stressful for us than other cities that have hosted recently. I went to some of the Special Olympics events a couple years ago and that would be great to experience again.” – Julia M., outside Diptyque on Larchmont 

“I think it will be really cool and it’ll bring in a lot of fun for young people. There will be lots of club events and hot athletes [to meet]. Overall though, I think it’ll be great for the economy.”

– Porcelain B., outside Larchmont Beauty Supply on Larchmont

“I’m of two minds. I understand it’s good for local businesses and bringing attention to the city, but I drive on the 405 now and don’t want to imagine how much worse it will be.” – Mike F., outside Hardwear on Larchmont

“That’s great for the city, but I don’t think it’ll be financially viable.” – Sal H., outside Sam’s Bagels on Larchmont 

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