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The Southern California Committee For The Olympic Games (SCCOG) Presents "Politics, Race, and Propaganda: The Nazi Olympics, Berlin 1936"
At The California African American Museum

Los Angeles— The SCCOG has partnered with the California African American Museum and the Foundation for Global Sports Development to participate in the museum’s fall season of exhibitions. The exhibition presented by the SCCOG, entitled "Politics, Race, and Propaganda: The Nazi Olympics, Berlin 1936," will be on display from October 19, 2016 through February 26, 2017.

Admission to the California African American Museum is free to the public. The museum is located in Exposition Park, adjacent to the Coliseum and the California Science Center.

The exhibition paints a comprehensive picture of the infamous Games hosted by the Nazi Party. Despite the racist agenda of Adolf Hitler and his regime the 1936 Olympic Games are primarily associated in America with Jesse Owens winning four gold medals. Prior to the Games, a controversial proposed boycott was hotly debated due to the racial discrimination of the Nazi regime. Yet once the International Olympic Committee quelled concerns about the safety of black athletes in Nazi Germany, 18 African American athletes, including Jesse Owens, Mack Robinson, and Ralph Metcalfe, competed for the United States in Berlin.

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The Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games
Congratulates Los Angeles

Los Angeles (September 1, 2015) – The Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games (SCCOG) congratulates all of Los Angeles on our city’s selection as the American candidate city for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. We especially congratulate those who led the City’s recent negotiations with the United States Olympic Committee, particularly Mayor Eric Garcetti and Casey Wasserman.

Since 1939 SCCOG has tirelessly pursued its purpose to support the Olympic Movement and to return the Games to Los Angeles. This decision by the USOC is a culmination and validation of those efforts. SCCOG has kept the Olympic flame burning in Los Angeles over the years from its Coliseum Relays in the 1940’s and 1950’s to its hosting, in partnership with the USOC and the City, the International Olympic Committee’s World Conference on Women and Sport in 2012.

We are proud to have had a role in assuring the breadth and depth of enthusiasm for the Olympic and Paralympic Games that uniquely characterizes Los Angeles, and we are actively supporting the current effort to secure for Los Angeles, in September of 2017, the International Olympic Committee’s designation as the 2024 Host City.

For further information about the Los Angeles 2024 bid, please visit www.la24.org.

 
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 to Host 5th IOC World Conference on Women and Sport

Los Angeles to Host 5th IOC World Conference on Women and Sport

Los Angeles, California. – October 26, 2010 The International Olympic Committee’s quadrennial World Conference on Women and Sport will be held in Los Angeles in 2012, it was announced today by Barry A. Sanders, Chairman of the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games (SCCOG). The IOC informed SCCOG and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) of the decision earlier today.

The IOC organizes a World Conference on Women and Sport every four years with the objective of analyzing the progress made within the Olympic Movement and identifying ways to improve and increase participation of women in the world of sport.

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Noted Producer David L. Wolper Receives Prestigious Garland Award

Noted Producer David L. Wolper Receives Prestigious Garland Award For His Olympic Contributions

Los Angeles, California. – David L. Wolper, producer of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles and an entertainment industry icon, was presented with the prestigious William May Garland Award at a luncheon at the LA84 Foundation. The Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games (SCCOG) presented him with the award in recognition of his service to the Olympic Movement in Los Angeles and in particular because of his significant role in the success of the 1984 Games.
 
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