Los Angeles 2024 Candidature Committee leaders and California Congress members announced Wednesday in Washington a bipartisan U.S. House of Representatives resolution in support of Los Angeles’ bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Los Angeles 2024 has already received the backing of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, the unanimous vote of the Los Angeles City Council, and the introduction of a bill of support in the California legislature.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, LA 2024 Chairman Casey Wasserman and LA 2024 Vice Chair and Director of Athlete Relations Janet Evans, represented LA 2024. The meeting was also attended by more than 100 Los Angeles business leaders who participated in the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce’s Access DC program to advocate for city and state priorities in Washington DC.
The resolution reads “the Congress of the United States expresses the sincere hope that the United States will be selected as the site for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and pledges its cooperation and support toward their successful fulfillment in the highest sense of the Olympic tradition.”
Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard said, “Los Angeles’ bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games is a bid for the entire nation, and this resolution reflects that. Our country knows from experience that hosting the world’s greatest sports event can have profound and positive sporting, social and economic impacts. I urge my congressional colleagues to follow the sun to L.A. and help us bring the Olympic Games back to the City of Angels”.
Mayor Garcetti said, “on behalf of the millions of Angelenos who support L.A.’s bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, I would like to thank the Congress members for introducing this resolution and for giving their colleagues the chance to show their support. L.A. is a city with the Olympics in its DNA, and we are honored to have been selected as the U.S. bid to bring the Games back to our country for the first time in 28 years”.
Los Angeles is locked in a four-way contest along with Budapest, Paris and Rome to be named host of the 2024 Olympic Games by the International Olympic Committee. A vote will be held September 2017 in Lima, Peru.