POSTED: October 23rd 2016
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Olympics: New video series captures hopes of US Olympians and Paralympians to bring 2024 Games to Los Angeles

Olympic swimming champions, Katie Ledecky © LA 2024
Olympic swimming champions, Katie Ledecky © LA 2024

Olympic basketball champion, Tamika Catchings © LA 2024
Olympic basketball champion, Tamika Catchings © LA 2024

MARISSA FLANDERS (USA) / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) LA 2024's latest video series "Coming Home," has been released for everyone to view. "Coming Home" features 2016 United States (US) Olympians and Paralympians reminiscing about the warm welcome they received from hometown fans upon their return from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The videos also showcase the electrifying atmosphere that the world's athletes would experience at LA 2024 through the eyes of athletes themselves.

LA 2024 Vice Chair and Director of Athlete Relations, Janet Evans stated, "Olympic and Paralympic athletes will tell you that the pinnacle of their athletic achievement was competing at the Games in front of roaring crowds and an electric atmosphere. As a city where 88 percent of residents support hosting the Games, LA can guarantee an unparalleled atmosphere in 2024, not only for US athletes but for Olympians and Paralympians from all over the world. Our city is home to passionate sports fans from all over the world, so every athlete can expect a home-field advantage. LA 2024 is working hard to create the most personalized athlete experience in 2024, so that no matter where they come from, the world's athletes will feel at home in the City of Angels and ready to perform their best."

The video series features various athletes including Olympic basketball champion, Tamika Catchings; Paralympic track and field champion, David Brown; and Olympic swimming champions, Katie Ledecky and Simone Manuel. The videos also showcase the electrifying atmosphere that the world's athletes would experience at LA 2024 through the eyes of athletes themselves.

"I've always dreamed of competing at a big international meet on U.S. soil. To have so many people in the stands cheering for Team USA, I know it could be nerve-racking, but I would just be so excited - I get goosebumps just thinking about it. I've always enjoyed getting to meet athletes from other countries, and seeing different countries, but I think it'd be really neat to show people from all across the world the US and what LA has to offer and I really hope that I can do that in 2024," expressed Ledecky in her video.

The "Coming Home" series can be found on social media platforms YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. This is LA 2024's second video series with the first being "Going for Gold," which focused on the excitement leading up to Rio 2016.

These videos further prove LA 2024's commitment to sparking enthusiasm and engaging a new generation.

** 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 www.thepenshockeyshow.com.


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