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Rep. Roybal-Allard Celebrates LA Winning 2028 Olympics and Paralympics

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Washington, September 13, 2017 | Ben Soskin ((202) 225-1766) | comments
Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), a leading congressional advocate for the 2028 Los Angeles Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, issued the following statement regarding today's International Olympic Committee (IOC) announcement that Los Angeles has been awarded the 2028 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games:

“LA stands at the top of the Olympic victory stand once again!  As the newly announced host of the XXXIVth Summer Olympic Games, this is a thrilling and historic day for LA and all Angelenos.  After years of hard work and advocacy, Los Angeles has won a record-tying third Summer Games – and with it, a magnificent opportunity to show the world why we are so proud to live in the City of Angels.  I am so proud to have helped lead the fight in Congress for a new LA Games, and am grateful to all those who helped to make this day a reality, including Mayor Garcetti and his phenomenal team.

“For the next eleven years, the eyes of the world will be on Los Angeles as we showcase our vibrant culture, our strong economy, our marvelous Mediterranean climate, and our remarkable athletic infrastructure.  And in 2028, the world’s greatest athletes – and the world’s greatest sports fans – will see for themselves that LA is a place of unparalleled innovation, beauty, possibility, and cultural diversity.

“As we work towards 2028, I look forward to doing everything I can to help make LA’s 2028 Summer Games the most successful in Olympic and Paralympic history!  I also hope we can work together to ensure the rising Olympic tide lifts up all of our communities.”

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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