Eleven years is a long time to wait for anything, but the legal team behind Los Angeles’ bid for the 2028 Summer Games, which was blessed by the International Olympic Committee this week, has given every indication that it can go the distance.

“I thought two years—the time between us getting the domestic bid and waiting for the final word—seemed like all the time in the world,” said Jon Oram, a top transactional attorney and partner at Proskauer Rose, who served as counsel to the Los Angeles Olympic Bid Committee.

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