Sports & Rec: LA Making Paralympic Play

Reprinted from PN/Paraplegia News November 2015

One of the biggest cities in the United States is making a power play to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games

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Los Angeles has launched its bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, with the announcement coming at the Annenberg Community Beach House on Santa Monica Beach in early September. LA replaces Boston after the city withdrew its bid in late July.

With its bid endorsed by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) board of directors and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles will try to become the first U.S. city to host the Summer Games since Atlanta in 1996.

Los Angeles’ plan is based on the core principles of the International Olympic Committee’s Olympic agenda 2020 with 85% of proposed venues in place or planned and five primary venue clusters within 30 minutes of the proposed Athletes’ Village.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Los Angeles as our U.S. bid city for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games,” says USOC CEO Scott Blackmun. “LA has the proven experience in hosting the Games, and knows how to deliver world-class events for athletes and an extraordinary experience for fans. Coupled with the city’s culture of creativity and innovation, we are confident LA can deliver an outstanding Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2024.”

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