LA 2024 Releases Valley Sports Park Renderings Including Canoe Slalom, Equestrian

The Los Angeles bid to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2024 Tuesday released a new set of renderings that include venues in the Valley Sports Park for Shooting, Canoe Slalom and Equestrian sports.

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The LA 2024 Valley Sports Park is in the Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area and would bring the Games to the Valley for the first time.  Home to 40 percent of LA’s population, the Valley’s role in 2024 would contribute a new Olympic and Paralympic legacy for nearly two million Angelenos.

An LA 2024 press release explained “the Valley Sports Park is made of temporary facilities set against the stunning sports backdrop of the Santa Monica Mountains. Temporary sites like these combined with existing venues comprise LA 2024’s low-risk offering to enhance the Olympic Movement’s credibility and inspire future bidding cities.”

The Valley Sports Park is connected to LA’s public transit system and will be contained within a single security zone that will include dining options, entertainment and celebration live sites.

LA 2024 Chairman Casey Wasserman said “we are thrilled to bring the Games to the Valley for the first time, paving the way for a new Olympic and Paralympic legacy for nearly two million Angelenos.

“LA is the right choice for 2024 because our city can host the Games without having to build any new permanent venues or an Olympic and Paralympic Village.”

LA 2024 - Olympic and Paralympic Shooting at Sepulveda Basin

LA 2024 – Olympic and Paralympic Shooting at Sepulveda Basin

LA is competing against Paris to host the Games in 2024.  The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission will visit both cities for three days each starting with LA on May 9 and then Paris on May 14.  The Commission will review the bid books and visit proposed venues and sites.

On July 11 the cities will make presentations to the IOC membership in Lausanne, Switzerland.

The IOC will elect a winner September 13 in Lima, Peru.

Robert Livingstone

About Robert Livingstone

Robert Livingstone is a senior editor, award-winning journalist and author, covering Olympic bid business as founder of GamesBids.com as well as providing freelance support for print and Web publications around the world. He is a member of the Olympic Journalists Association and the International Society of Olympic Historians. Follow him @enotsgnivil