POSTED: June 7th 2016

LA 2024 shows support for Rio 2016 with new inspirational video featuring Olympian Thiago Pereira

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MARISSA FLANDERS (USA) / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) LA 2024's new video featuring LA 2024 Athletes' Advisory Commission member and Brazilian Olympic silver medalist, Thiago Pereira to offer their enthusiastic support for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. This video is the latest social media campaign by LA 2024 supporting the Rio Games.

"On behalf of all of us at LA 2024, we want to show our support for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. I know that the world will love visiting Rio - the 'Cidade Maravilhosa' - and will fully experience the beauty of our land, our culture and our people. Just as the athletes are training hard right now to win medals, there are many people in Rio working hard to make sure that the Games will be a fantastic experience for the athletes, the fans and everybody in the global Olympic Movement. We look forward to celebrating with you of one of the most successful Games in history. See you in Rio! " expressed Pereira.

At the 2012 London Games, Pereira won a silver medal in the 400-meter individual medley (swimming). He has also won more Pan American Games medals than any other athlete in any sport. Pereira trains with USC's Trojan Swim Club in Los Angeles. He will compete at the Rio Olympics for his native country. Pereira's narrative joined by beautiful and breathtaking footage of inspirational Olympic and Paralympic moments, along with images of Rio.

LA 2024 Vice Chair and Director of Athlete Relations Janet Evans stated, "All of us at LA 2024 are excited about the Rio Games this summer and we want to thank everybody at the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee for their work to create an unforgettable experience for the athletes, the fans and everyone else in the global Olympic family. This summer, we look forward to being on the ground to listen, learn, and, most importantly, celebrate the Olympic Movement and the greatest athletes in the world. LA 2024's video, starring Thiago Pereira, an athlete who assists us with our own Games planning, is just the latest reflection of our bid's commitment to the spirit of the Games and to keeping athletes at the center of everything that we do."

LA 2024 also has an ongoing "Going for Gold" video series, which profiles United States athletes as they pursue their dreams this summer at the Olympic and Paralympic Games. All episodes are available at 

** 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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