POSTED: March 21st 2017
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LA 2024 honors International Francophonie Day

The LA Marathon took place March 19th across the city. The course began at Dodger Stadium and continued through downtown LA, across West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and ended in Santa Monica. © LA 2024
The LA Marathon took place March 19th across the city. The course began at Dodger Stadium and continued through downtown LA, across West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and ended in Santa Monica. © LA 2024

MARISSA FLANDERS (USA) / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) In honor of International Francophonie Day, Los Angeles (LA) 2024 has pledged to promote and respect the French language's role in the Olympic Movement if they are elected as host of the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

LA 2024 will not only implement Olympic Charter Rule 23 to use English and French in signage and announcements at the Games. The committee will also guarantee French-speaking volunteers are on hand to assist attendees and athletes throughout the Games to ensure they feel at home during their time in LA. LA 2024 committed to maintaining America's support of both the Olympic and Paralympic Movements in the Francophone world. Moreover, the committee is focused on honoring Francophone influences in international and American culture all over the Cultural Olympiad.

"On behalf of all of us at LA 2024, we send our warmest wishes to all the French-speaking people across the globe on the occasion of International Francophonie Day. French is the original Olympic language and LA 2024 is absolutely committed to celebrating and promoting the beautiful French language if LA is given the honor of hosting the 2024 Games. There's no better place to celebrate the world's languages and cultures than in LA, the most diverse city in the United States. With Los Angeles' deep ties to every corner of the Francophone world, every French-speaking athlete and fan will have a home field advantage at the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games in the City of Angels," expressed LA 2024 Chairman, Casey Wasserman.

This is just one more step LA 2024 is making to ensure the Olympic Games are all inclusive and provide a Games experience like none other before it.  

** 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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