“My Grandmother, the Nazis, and the Shadow of the Olympics”
Garcetti will not be in office when the 2028 Olympics take place, and there is a sense that the bid has more to do with his national political ambitions than a conviction that the Games will actually help the city. During the 1984 Games, after all, the Los Angeles Police Department, led by Chief Daryl Gates, swept neighborhoods and arrested hundreds of black and brown youth, “ostensibly to minimize gang crime during the Games.”
“Anti-Olympics Activists Take on Los Angeles, Paris”
Two cities will sign hosting contracts for the 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games next month, but activists say it is not too late to derail the process.
Activists from “NOlympics LA” and “Non Paris 2024” tell Around the Rings their goals are to get the next two Olympic host cities to reconsider their commitments. They understand public support is not yet on their side, but are leveraging knowledge from previous successful anti-Olympics groups.
"Los Angeles City Council Approves 2028 Olympic Games Agreement"
"Olympics Commission Officials Set to Arrive in Los Angeles"
“2028 Olympics Slated for L.A., But Critics Hope for Reversal”
"We think it's a dereliction of duty to rubber-stamp this without more consideration," says Steve Ducey of NOlympics L.A., which is backed by 20 organizations, including Black Lives Matter Los Angeles. "We've got 11 years. We're committed to fighting the games in Los Angeles.'
NOlympics LA Joins Dave Zirin's Edge of Sports Podcast
Journalist Molly Lambert and NOlympics LA organizer Anne Orchier joined the Nation’s Edge of Sports Podcast with Dave Zirin to talk about the forces behind the efforts to bring the Summer Olympics to Los Angeles and the movement to try to stop them.
"L.A. City Council set to vote on 2028 Olympics plan before key financial reports are completed"
"IOC decision should give people of Los Angeles another chance to see how much they want Games"
“Anti-Olympics group stages protest at LA 2024 presentation”
“More organizations join in opposition to L.A.'s 2024 Olympic bid”
“Political group launches campaign to oppose L.A.'s 2024 Olympic bid”
TYT Sports Interviews NOlympics LA
The Olympics bid for Los Angeles and Paris in 2024 is heating up and with an announcement coming in September on which city will host the 2024 Olympic Games, Jason Rubin sat down with NOlympicsLA. NOlympics is a movement that is out to educate Los Angeles about how the cost overrun is detrimental to the city and the funds that would be allocated are needed in many other areas around the city. This is why Boston’s residents voted heavily against having the Olympics and also why Los Angeles should not either.
"L.A. City Council Hand-Waves Its Way To Unanimous 2028 Olympics Endorsement"
"Keep The Olympics The Fuck Out Of Los Angeles
"Q&A: Should LA think twice about hosting the Olympics?"
Earlier today, a recommendation from the International Olympic Committee’s executive board made an LA Olympics in 2024 or 2028 a near certainty. But as the city’s bid gains momentum, a coalition of activist groups led by members of the Democratic Socialists of America has launched a campaign opposing the games. Curbed caught up with Anne Orchier, an organizing member of NOlympics LA to find out more about the movement.
“Los Angeles Residents Start to Organize Against the Olympic Bid”
Following the disastrous planning and implementation of the Rio Summer Games, anti-Olympics activism has become as much a part of games as the running of the torch. From Boston to Budapest, from Hamburg to Toronto, residents in host countries have risen up and rejected the Olympic Games. Starting on Monday, May 8, there’s a new anti-Olympics group on the block: NOlympics LA.