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Proposed L.A. Coliseum Olympic Enhancements Combine Historic Integrity and Modern Offerings

Temporary Structure to Add Suites and Olympic Flair for 2016 Games;
Elements Preserve Landmark’s Historic Appeal

Los Angeles, Calif. – February 22, 2007 – As part of its bid to host the 2016 Olympic Games, the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games (SCCOG) today unveiled the architectural plan for a temporary addition including amenities such as luxury suites to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum without altering the structure of the venue listed on the National Register of Historic Landmarks. The Coliseum is among the most revered and recognized sports monuments in the world and is the only facility to host two Olympic Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies, two Super Bowls (including the first) a World Series and a host of significant entertainment, political and religious events.

“The Coliseum has been the site of incredible events for more than 80 years, but it never shines brighter than during the Olympic Games,” said Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. “In 2016, the newly designed Coliseum will glow spectacularly.”
Aerial View of Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Aerial View of Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

To view Coliseum Renderings, click here (1.1MB PDF)
Radio PSA Campaign Launches in Southern California for Los Angeles 2016 Olympic Bid

Campaign features Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Legendary Music Producer Quincy Jones, Olympic Gold Medalists Oscar de la Hoya, Janet Evans and Peter Vidmar and 2016 Olympic Hopeful

Los Angeles, Calif. –February 6, 2007 – To build on the excitement and awareness of the Los Angeles 2016 Olympic bid, the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games (SCCOG) today launched a radio public service announcement (PSA) campaign featuring a diverse cross-section of Southern California elected officials, celebrities and athletes.

The radio PSA campaign includes a series of six English-language and two Spanish-language, 30-second PSAs. The PSAs are expected to air on select English-language and Spanish-language radio stations in Southern California beginning February 2007. The campaign features recordings by:

  • Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, City of Los Angeles (English and Spanish versions)
  • Quincy Jones, legendary music producer and 27-time GRAMMY Award winner
  • Oscar de la Hoya, Olympic gold medal boxer (English and Spanish versions)
  • Janet Evans, Olympic gold medal swimmer
  • Peter Vidmar, Olympic gold medal gymnast
  • “Mighty Mo” Orozco, 10-year-old boxing phenomenon and 2016 Olympic hopeful

To listen to the PSA's, click here
L.A. Submits Domestic Bid Books for 2016 Olympic Games to United States Olympic Committee

Los Angeles’ Bid Embodies a California Promise and Games Dedicated to Athletes

A powerful combination of tradition and state-of-the-art programs
and facilities create unique bid

Los Angeles, Calif. – January 22, 2007 – The Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games (SCCOG) today submitted its plan to the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) for consideration to be the USOC’s candidate to host the 2016 Olympic Games.

The Los Angeles bid emphasizes Southern California’s wealth of existing world-class sporting facilities, its strong travel and tourism infrastructure, its position as one of the great media capitals of the world and its close ties with the entertainment industry, which can be so important in a global event of the size and scope of the Olympic Games.
Governor Schwarzenegger Adds California Voice to Chorus of Support for Los Angeles' 2016 Olympic Bid

Standing With L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa, Elected Officials From Across the Region, and Olympians, the Governor Commits to Creating “A Winning Bid and the Best Games Ever”

USC and UCLA Put Rivalry Aside to Team Up and Support the Bid as Olympic Villages

Los Angeles, Calif. – January 19, 2007 – Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today joined with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games (SCCOG) and Olympians at the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to voice his overwhelming support and that of all of California for Los Angeles’ bid to host the 2016 Olympic Games.
Los Angeles Vies with Chicago for U.S. Olympic Designation

Los Angeles, Chicago are the Two Finalists to be the U.S. Candidate for the
2016 Olympic Games

Los Angeles, California - November 13, 2006--San Francisco withdrew from the competition to be the United States' official candidate to host the 2016 Olympic Games, leaving Los Angeles and Chicago as the two remaining finalists. The United States Olympic Committee will decide by the end of the year whether it will enter a city in the international race to be the host for the Games, in which case the USOC will choose either Los Angeles or Chicago in April of 2007. The International Olympic Committee will select the 2016 host city from an international field of cities in 2009.

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