POSTED: April 23rd 2016

Full set of summer International Federations consultations completed by LA 2024

MARISSA FLANDERS (USA) / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) The first full set of consultations with each of the 28 summer International Federations (IFs) was completed by LA 2024. The Bid Committee is working on a Games Plan that will create the ultimate personalized athlete experience through collaboration with sports experts.

In Basel, Switzerland the first round of beneficial consultations was brought to a close when LA 2024 Sports Director, Doug Arnot met with the International Handball Federation, which started in January. The meetings have allowed LA 2024 to introduce their plans for venues and give a Games Concept overview. Also, the second round of consultations has been conducted. The Committee has received invaluable insight from IFs' sports experts on how to optimize athlete experience and sports venues.

"We have enjoyed these very constructive meetings between LA 2024 and each of the 28 International Federations. Every year, these experts stage world-class events and it is vital that we learn from their experience and incorporate their best practices. I'd like to congratulate the IOC for establishing a Candidature Process which allows for a collaborative, integrated and iterative approach to developing the Games Plan. This dialogue with world-leading experts gives us a great chance to develop a concept that offers the best possible Games experience for the entire Olympic Movement," expressed LA 2024 Chairman, Casey Wasserman.

LA 2024 has a unique chance to focus on the athletes as there is only one permanent venue that needs to be built. The bar will be raised for delivering ideal conditions for athletes if LA is awarded the 2024 Olympic Games. The Olympic and Paralympic Village is situated on the state-of-the-art University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) campus, the city's ideal weather, and the numerous modern, world-class, and existing sports facilities.

LA 2024 Vice Chair and Director of Athlete Relations, Janet Evans concluded, "Over 1000 Olympic and Paralympic athletes already choose to live and train in LA, and we're really excited about telling the world what it is that makes our city such a great place to be an athlete. LA 2024 is grateful to each of the IFs for allowing us the opportunity to meet with them and for giving us such insightful, constructive feedback. We are working hard to build a bid that prioritizes the needs of athletes and these meetings have been essential to that process."

** 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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