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Report: Leiweke to head up Olympic bid in Los Angeles

Aug 22, 2014, 2:05 PM EDT

A day after it was confirmed that Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment President and CEO Tim Leiweke would leave the organization by June 2015, we may have more clarity on the 57-year-old’s next move.

According to TSN’s Gord Miller, reports have Leiweke is going back to Los Angeles to head up an Olympic bid for 2024, which would also include an NFL stadium.

Leiweke, who joined MLSE in June 2013, moved to Toronto after holding a similar role with AEG, which owns the Los Angeles Kings and Staples Center among others.


  1. lowenni - Aug 22, 2014 at 2:33 PM

    Never really liked this guy. Don’t think he was necesarrily bad for the Maple Leafs franchise, he just was way too cocky and thought he could make way too much happen and that he was king of the world. Bye.

  2. nightfireop - Aug 22, 2014 at 2:56 PM

    Is Leiweke already planning an Olympic torch route?

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Aug 22, 2014 at 3:53 PM

      Before he does that, he has to remove any reminders of the 1932 and 1984 Olympics.

    • nightfireop - Aug 22, 2014 at 5:54 PM

      and if he gets an olympic bid job in athens, greece he’ll turn coat and say LA is not an olympic town.

  3. luz56 - Aug 22, 2014 at 3:17 PM

    Chicago Seattle Phoenix all get Summer Olympics long before LA…

    • cmmorgan32 - Aug 22, 2014 at 3:51 PM

      L.A. is the only city out of the ones you listed that’s on the USOC’s shortlist for 2024. Whether you like it or not, it’s very possible that L.A. could end up hosting the olympics for the 3rd time before Chicago, Seattle, or Phoenix get an opportunity.

  4. inhokewetrust - Aug 22, 2014 at 4:46 PM

    Thanx Tim for trying to win….too bad MLSE just wants to make money..if they don’t make as much as possible your out…MLSE new CEO will be a yes man

  5. shawnamer - Aug 22, 2014 at 6:12 PM

    Still waiting for that NHL team in KC that he said he would get us too.

  6. jinx21fan - Aug 22, 2014 at 9:47 PM

    His real impact was with FC and the Raptors. I’m sure someone from the NHL sold him on the Shanahan hire. Aside from releasing a stupid video after every game explaining another Leaf collapse, I’m not holding my breath that Shanahan is so wonder exec.

    • nightfireop - Aug 23, 2014 at 12:18 AM

      the department of toronto owners has decided to suspend brendan shanahan for 2 games.

  7. blomfeld - Aug 23, 2014 at 1:35 AM


    then again, perhaps that might be a ‘good’ thing as Martha Stewart would say ?

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