POSTED: September 15th 2015

USOC and LA 2024 honored to represent nation in race to host the 2024 Olympic Games

The Memorial Coliseum / Bigstock
The Memorial Coliseum / Bigstock

MARISSA FLANDERS (USA) / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) released a statement today on its recent decision to submit Los Angeles as a candidate city to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games.

USOC CEO, Scott Blackmun stated, "The United States Olympic Committee is honored to submit the great city of Los Angeles to represent our nation in its quest to win the right to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games."

He added, "With President Thomas Bach's important Agenda 2020 initiative, it's clear that the International Olympic Committee wants to partner with a city capable of hosting the Games responsibly, using the Games as a catalyst to further the vision of the city's future and build a legacy that benefits its citizens and the Olympic Movement as a whole. When we look at LA - and the plans that Mayor Eric Garcetti, Casey Wasserman, and the team have built - we see the framework for an ideal match up."

In addition, LA 2024 released their statement expressing how honored the city was to be chosen.

"LA 2024 is honored to be in the race for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games and humbled by the opportunity. Our city has the enthusiasm, the passion, and the experience to bring the Summer Games back to the United States for the first time in 28 years," expressed LA 2024 Chairman, Casey Wasserman.

Wasserman continued saying, "The Olympic Games are in our city's DNA because we live the positive legacies of the 1932 and 1984 Games every day. Los Angeles has partnered with the Olympic Movement at some crucial moments in our collective histories, and we are eager once again to be a Games changer for the greatest celebration of sports and humanity on the planet."

He concluded, "Mayor Garcetti and I were proud to travel with the US Olympic Committee to the IOC headquarters, where we submitted our application letter as part of our Invitation Phase meeting. LA 2024 would like to wish the very best of luck to our fellow Candidate Cities, and we look forward to setting out on this exciting two-year journey with them."

The city officially submitted its bid letters to the International Olympic Committee on September 3rd. The letters can be downloaded here:

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