POSTED: June 6th 2017

Olympics: Casey Wasserman and Allyson Felix featured in LA 2024 bid video series

The second episode of Los Angeles (LA) 2024's
The second episode of Los Angeles (LA) 2024's

(L-R) Allyson Felix and Casey Wasserman take a selfie to finish off their day © LA 2024
(L-R) Allyson Felix and Casey Wasserman take a selfie to finish off their day © LA 2024

MARISSA FLANDERS (USA) / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) The second episode of Los Angeles (LA) 2024's "What's Not in the Bid Book" video series was released and it featured LA 2024 Chairman, Casey Wasserman along with LA 2024 Athletes' Advisory Commission member, Allyson Felix. LA is bidding against Paris, France for the 2024 Olympics. 

The two-minute video highlights the fashion-forward, youthful style of LA, which inspires and attracts people from around the world to visit.

This unique video allows viewers to see the city of LA through the eyes of lifelong Angeleno, Wasserman. He talks about how LA is exclusively positioned to connect a new generation of Olympic and Paralympic enthusiasts with the Games in 2024. The video shows Wasserman meeting up with Felix at the hip Alfred coffee show that is known for the using the tagline "But first, coffee." Then they went off to sneaker shop down the iconic Melrose Avenue.

"The Olympic and Paralympic Games bring the world together, and so do cool shoes. I'm proud to share the latest episode of "What's Not in the Bid Book" to showcase LA's forward-thinking fashion culture, one of the many reasons why I love the City of Angels, beyond sport," expressed Wasserman.

They stopped at Sportie LA where the pair discussed their passion for shoe fashion. This shoe store was started by Isack Faslon after the 1984 Olympics Games held in LA in which he worked as a security guard. This is only one of many fond memories Angelenos share across the city of those transformative Games. This clearly explains the reason for 88% of Angelenos supporting LA 2024 and they excitement around the prospect of bringing the Games back to their beloved city.

Felix stated, "As a sprinter, my shoes are essential to my success - they have to feel good and look good! I'm proud to live in a city where imagination is celebrated as the source of what's next and what's possible. LA's Innovators - from fashion to tech to television and film - make LA the perfect place for the Olympic and Paralympic Movements to reach a new generation of fans."

Lastly, the pair finished the day like many tourists and Angelenos do, with a selfie at Colette Miller's iconic Angel wings.

LA 2024 has shown their ability to engage a new generation of young adults across the globe using innovative and creative techniques. This video series is another example of their different ways to branch out and engage people from around the world.

Wasserman concluded, "Angelenos are creative, driven and always imagining 'what's next' and that's true of our bid for the 2024 Games. LA 2024 is excited and fully committed to putting our city's creativity and imagination at the service of the Olympic and Paralympic Movements."

** 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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