USOC, LA 2024 Statements On IOC Decision Regarding Dual 2024/2028 Games Award

By United States Olympic Committee/LA 2024 | July 11, 2017, 1:33 p.m. (ET)
(L-R) Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti, Olympian Allyson Felix, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach and Olympian Michael Johnson pose at the start of the Olympic Museum 100-meter track on July 10, 2017 in Lausanne, Switzerland.

 

The following statement is attributable to United States Olympic Committee Chief Executive Officer Scott Blackmun:

“Today’s decision by the IOC is historic and welcome. We look forward to working with our partners in LA, our friends in Paris, and the IOC administration to make the dream of bringing the Games back to the United States a reality.”

 

 

The following statement is attributable to LA 2024:

This is a proud day for Los Angeles and for the Olympic and Paralympic Movements in America.

We’re thrilled with the IOC’s decision today, which is a major step forward in making LA’s Olympic dream a reality.

Today, two of the world’s greatest cities, with outstanding but different proposals, stand ready to serve and advance the Olympic and Paralympic movements and their values. We look forward to working with the IOC and Paris in the weeks ahead to turn this golden opportunity into a golden future together.