POSTED: February 13th 2017

LA 2024 releases a Champions' Playlist in celebration of the GRAMMY Awards

MARISSA FLANDERS (USA) / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) The 59th annual GRAMMY Awards were held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles (LA), which is the proposed venue for the basketball competition at the LA 2024 Games. LA 2024 celebrated this event by releasing the "LA 2024 Champions' Playlist," on Apple Music and Spotify.

The 13-song, athlete-generated music playlist is another element of LA 2024's February Focus as they are aiming to harness the city's entertainment and creativity to connect young people around the world with the Olympic Movement.

"In addition to being the world's best athletes, LA 2024's Athlete Commission Members are great DJs, and their Apple Music and Spotify playlists highlight LA 2024's commitment to leveraging the latest technologies to activate a brand new generation of Olympic and Paralympic enthusiasts. Here in LA and California, we're always imagining 'what's next.' LA 2024 is enthusiastic to put that creativity and innovation at the service of the Olympic Movement should we be awarded the honor of hosting the Games in 2024," expressed LA 2024 Chairman, Casey Wasserman.

The LA 2024 Champions' Playlist includes the following songs:

·         Beautiful Day - U2

·         Started From the Bottom - Drake

·         Top Gun Anthem - Steve Stevens and Harold Faltermayer

·         Formation - Beyoncé

·         Ultralight Beam - Kanye West feat. Chance the Rapper, Kirk Franklin, Kelly Price and The-Dream

·         All the Way Up - Fat Joe and Remy Ma feat. French Montana

·         Olympic Fanfare and Theme - John Williams  

·         Hello - Adele

·         No Problem - Chance the Rapper feat. 2 Chainz and Lil' Wayne

·         Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple

·         7 Years - Lukas Graham

·         Confident - Demi Lovato

·         I Believe I Can Fly - R. Kelly

This is the latest usage of innovation and technology by LA 2024 to engage with the next generation and create excitement around the city's bid efforts. This playlist further proves LA's commitment to prove that they can bring sport, popular culture, and entertainment together to connect the young people with the Olympic Movement.

As the month of February marks the peak of award season for Hollywood, LA 2024 leaders are using the flawless staging of these events to further showcase the city's wealth of experience and knowledge in hosting major events. Such events that reach a global audience and showcase the city to the world. LA 2024 plans to harness the city's vast experience to deliver a low-risk and high-tech Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Chairman Wasserman added, "I would also like to congratulate The Recording Academy on another successful and utterly dazzling GRAMMY Awards ceremony. Events like this one, the Golden Globe Awards, and the upcoming Academy Awards show our city's experience when it comes to hosting state-of-the-art events with a global reach on a regular basis. Nobody does show business quite like Hollywood, and LA 2024 is committed to infusing every ounce of our Olympic and Paralympic Games with LA's trademark storytelling capabilities."  

Los Angeles is bidding against Budapest and Paris to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. The IOC will vote on their final city in September this year.   

** 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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