POSTED: April 1st 2016

Senior LA 2024 delegation set to attend Africa International Sports Convention

MARISSA FLANDERS (USA) / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) United States International Olympic Committee (IOC) Member and LA 2024 Senior Advisor for Legacy, Anita DeFrantz and LA 2024 Vice Chair, Janet Evans led a senior LA 2024 bid delegation to attend the 10th anniversary of the Africa International Sports Convention (CISA) in the Algerian capital of Algiers. United States Olympic Committee (USOC) Director of International Strategies and Development, Dragomir Cioroslan and LA 2024 Chief Marketing Officer, Terrence Burns will also join the delegation.

The LA 2024 delegation will have the chance IOC's Olympic Agenda 2020 reforms. CISA is a unique opportunity for international sport organizations to network with African sport decision makers and leaders. Sport professionals at African and international level will gather to take advantage of this occasion.   

"It's an honor to participate in this important convention about the development of sport in Africa and the positive effects of sport in African society and economies. The US Olympic Committee and many African national Olympic committees share a special relationship in sport underpinned by a common desire to help each other drive sustainable positive legacies," expressed DeFrantz.

The USOC's presence reflects their ongoing commitment to sport development in Africa. Since 2007, the USOC has worked closely with the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) and OlympAfrica by providing ongoing operational support, along with assisting in the training of local coaches.

Evans stated, "It is a privilege to be in Algeria attending CISA and representing Los Angeles 2024 for the convention's 10th anniversary. As we look to create the best possible bid for the Olympic Movement and the City of Los Angeles, California, and the United States, we relish the opportunity to participate in events like CISA that allow us to listen and learn. Los Angeles is home to nearly 70,000 African-born Angelenos, and if we have the honor of hosting the Games in 2024, we are committed to providing a home field advantage for the thousands of African athletes and visitors whom we invite to 'Follow The Sun' to our city for the Games."

** MARISSA FLANDERS is a graduate of Saint Leo University with a Bachelor's Degree in Sport Business. She has over four years of writing experience and has a real passion for ice hockey following the Pittsburgh Penguins on her blog

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