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Rep. Roybal-Allard Celebrates IOC Vote on Los Angeles Olympics

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Washington, July 11, 2017 | Ben Soskin ((202) 225-1766) | comments
Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), a leading congressional advocate for a new Los Angeles Summer Olympic Games, issued the following statement regarding the International Olympic Committee’s approval of a plan to award the 2024 and 2028 Summer Olympic Games this year, with Los Angeles receiving one Games and Paris the other:

“I am thrilled the IOC has unanimously agreed to award Los Angeles the privilege of hosting a third Summer Olympic Games in 2024 or 2028!  LA is a city fiercely committed to diversity and international collaboration – and with our famed athletic facilities, Mediterranean climate, thriving economy, and unparalleled cultural assets, we are the perfect city to host the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.  I encourage the IOC to choose the most qualified city for the 2024 Games, and follow the sun to LA!  Let's bring the Olympics back to the City of Angels.”

Congresswoman Roybal-Allard has been a champion of bringing the Summer Olympics back to her native Los Angeles, which previously hosted tremendously successful Summer Games in 1932 and 1984.  In 2016, she helped to lead a bipartisan US House of Representatives resolution in support of Los Angeles’ bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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