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Mayor Garcetti Supports Los Angeles' 2024 Olympic Bid

MAYOR GARCETTI SUPPORTS LOS ANGELES’ 2024 OLYMPIC BID
Los Angeles — July, 2013 – Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has informed the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) of his support for the City’s bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

In a letter to USOC Chairman Larry Probst and President Scott Blackmun, the Mayor enclosed a unanimous Los Angeles City Council resolution of support, saying, “I served as President of the City Council in adopting that resolution and I write to you now to express my support for bringing the Games to Los Angeles in 2024.”

Mayor Garcetti’s letter was dated July 1, the day on which he was sworn in as Los Angeles’ new mayor. His predecessor, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, previously notified the USOC in March of Los Angeles’ interest in being considered as a candidate for the 2024 Games.

The USOC is responsible for selecting a candidate city whenever the U.S. bids for the Games. For 2024, the USOC would have to submit a candidate to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) by a yet to be determined date in 2015. By tradition, the IOC will select the 2024 host city in 2017, seven years in advance.

To view Mayor Garcetti’s letter and enclosures, click here

 
Los Angeles Announces Intention To Bid For The 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games

LOS ANGELES ANNOUNCES INTENTION TO BID FOR THE 2024 OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC GAMES
Mayor Villaraigosa formally notifies USOC of city's interest
Los Angeles, California--March 7, 2013 – Los Angeles has formally notified the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) of its interest in being considered as a candidate for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

In response to a recent letter from USOC Chief Executive Officer Scott Blackmun, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa replied with a letter expressing Los Angeles' "enthusiastic interest" in bidding. Enclosed with the Mayor's letter were a 2012 City Council resolution in support of a 2024 bid, plus a letter of support signed by the Mayor and a cross-section of community leaders.

The USOC is responsible for selecting a candidate city whenever the U.S. bids for the Games. For 2024, the USOC would have to submit a candidate to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) by a yet to be determined date in 2015. By tradition, the IOC will select the 2024 host city in 2017, seven years in advance.

To view the Mayor's letter and enclosures, click here

To view the USOC's letter to the Mayor, click here

 
Samsung Champions Health and Fitness For LA Public School Children Through The Ready Set Gold Program

SAMSUNG CHAMPIONS HEALTH & FITNESS FOR L.A. PUBLIC SCHOOL CHILDREN THROUGH THE READY, SET, GOLD! PROGRAM
Transforming lives of young Angelenos through support and encouragement from Olympians and Paralympians
Los Angeles, California – February 27, 2012 – The Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games today announced Samsung’s support of the Ready, Set, Gold! (RSG!) program in the Los Angeles Unified School District.

RSG! is a legacy program of the Los Angeles bid for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games and is designed to motivate children to set and reach their goals, primarily in the areas of health and fitness in order to combat childhood obesity and diabetes. The program combines the excitement of the Olympics, the importance of goal setting and true American heroes – Olympians and Paralympians.

“By teaching our children goal-setting skills, RSG! not only advances their health and fitness scores but their academic skills as well,” Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said. “It is an example of how interactive education with a focus on the future can help Los Angeles youth become gold-medal students.”

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Los Angeles again welcomes leaders of the worldwide Olympic Movement

Los Angeles again welcomes leaders of the worldwide Olympic Movement
IOC World Conference on Women and Sport includes 750 delegates from 140 countries
Los Angeles – – The International Olympic Committee 5th World Conference on Women and Sport opens today in Los Angeles for 750 delegates from 140 countries. The three-day IOC event – hosted jointly by the U.S. Olympic Committee and Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games – will analyze the progress made within the Olympic Movement and identify ways to improve and increase the participation of women in sport.

“We’re pleased to be returning to a city with such great Olympic history,” said IOC President Jacques Rogge. “As we join the leaders of the Olympic Movement in working toward the common goal of advancing women in sport, our memories will be taken back to those magical two weeks in 1984 when the world turned its eyes on Los Angeles.”

The quadrennial conference is being held in the Americas for the first time and coincides with the 40th anniversary of Title IX, the 1972 landmark federal legislation milestone that opened the door for girls and women to participate in high school and college athletics.

 

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