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Olympic Voters Weigh Trump Effect On LA 2024 Bid

The US President elect Donald Trump has caused an upset for some including the potential to influence Los Angeles’ chances of hosting the 2024 Olympics.

Some International Olympic Committee members those that will choose among Los Angeles, Paris and Budapest in a vote next September cited possible pros and cons of Trump’s role in the American bid.

Trump’s words on Muslims, Mexicans and other issues could have offended some of the 98 IOC members from around the world who are set to select the host city.

Swiss IOC member Rene Fasel suggested that if Trump spoke offensively during the Presidential race it was a tactic to woo voters that worked.

In the final bid campaign Paris could also face its own domestic politics as France elects a President in a contest many predict will include a far-right candidate among the two candidates in a second round of voting.

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Jade Webster

Jade Webster

Jade Webster has rejoined the Cayman 27 Team as Sports Reporter/ Producer in August 2016. Jade has a background in News and has developed a passion for Sports while covering international Games. Jade was one of 35 Young Reporters selected worldwide to be apart of the Young Reporters Programme by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at the Second Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China. She was awarded the 'Best IOC Young Reporter', and went on to cover the Second Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lilehammer, Norway. Jade was also selected as a Young Reporter in 2015 to cover the Toronto Pan American Games, where she was awarded a Hockey Stick for her hard-work and dedication. Jade was the Press Officer for the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janerio, Brazil. She graduated with honors in Broadcast Journalism from the University of South Florida

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