POSTED: Sunday September 10th 2017

LA 2028 departs for Lima for IOC Session and vote to confirm 2024 and 2028 Olympic Host Cities

Los Angeles - The Los Angeles bid committee for the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games has departed for Lima, Peru, where it will make one final presentation before International Olympic Committee Members vote on Wednesday to confirm Paris as host of the 2024 Games and LA as host of the 2028 Games.

The LA 2028 delegation is led by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti; LA 2028 Chairman Casey Wasserman, CEO Gene Sykes and Vice Chair Janet Evans; US IOC Members Anita DeFrantz, Larry Probst and Angela Ruggiero; Los Angeles City Council members and officials; and US Olympic Committee CEO Scott Blackmun. Alongside them will be Olympic track and field legends and LA 2028 Athletes’ Advisory Commission members Allyson Felix and Michael Johnson.

On Wednesday, September 13, LA 2028 will make its final presentation to IOC Members, highlighting the City of Angels’ plan to create a new Games for a new era: harnessing LA’s unparalleled creative, storytelling assets to deliver the world’s greatest sporting event in a low-risk, fiscally responsible and sustainable way. After presentations from Paris 2024 and LA 2028, IOC Members will vote to approve the tripartite agreement between both cities and the IOC and confirm the 2024 and 2028 hosts simultaneously.

LA 2028 arrives in Lima having secured crucial agreements with stakeholders since formally declaring Los Angeles’ candidacy for the 2028 Games on July 31. On August 11, LA City Council voted unanimously to authorize the City of Los Angeles to sign the 2028 Host City Contract with the IOC, empowering LA 2028 to invest up to $160 million to increase youth sports access and participation in Los Angeles in the years leading up to the Games. The new Host City Contract will also provide LA 2028 with a greater share of any Games surplus and an IOC contribution of $2 billion.

The City Council also approved a Memorandum of Understanding between LA 2028, the City of Los Angeles and the US Olympic Committee, defining the three parties’ partnership and strengthening provisions to protect the City from financial risk. The USOC Board of Directors also approved LA’s bid for the 2028 Games.

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti said: “This is the moment Angelenos have been waiting for since we began our work to bring the Games back to Los Angeles. Today, LA 2028 is taking the final step in our bid, and preparing to begin our 11-year journey as an Olympic Host City. I am thrilled to begin the next chapter of this process, which will usher the Olympic Movement into a new generation and lift up young people from every community in our city.”

LA 2028 Chairman Casey Wasserman said: “Everyone connected to LA 2028 is thrilled to be part of this win-win-win scenario for the Olympic Movement. Every step of the way, Olympic Agenda 2020’s principles of sustainability, responsibility and youth engagement have been our guiding stars. That philosophy means we are ready to serve the Olympic and Paralympic Movements and the people of LA for the next 11 years. Together, LA, Paris and the IOC will demonstrate the Games’ enduring value to host communities.”

IOC Member and US Olympic Committee Chairman Larry Probst said: “LA 2028 is the product of a strong, far-sighted partnership between the bid team, the City of LA and the USOC. We have everything in place to make the United States’ first Summer Games in 32 years a local, national and international success. The IOC has shown great vision and courage in seizing this chance to guarantee the long-term stability and financial security for the Olympic and Paralympic Movements.”

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