POSTED: August 2nd 2017
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Olympics: New Loyola Marymount University poll released to show 83% support for LA 2028 Games

The 2028 announcement has been met with resounding success © LA 2028 Facebook
The 2028 announcement has been met with resounding success © LA 2028 Facebook

MARISSA FLANDERS (USA) / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) Results of a July 2017 public opinion survey done by the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles (LA) at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) was released showing 83% of Angelenos support the City of Angels' hosting the 2028 Olympic Games.

LA Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, Gary Toebben stated, "The Chamber proudly partnered with LA 2028 and the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles at Loyola Marymount University to commission a survey of Los Angeles residents' opinion on holding the 2028 Games. An overwhelming majority, 83 percent, want Los Angeles to host, with 54 percent in 'strong' support. Since the beginning of this process, the Chamber has championed the positive economic impact these games will have on our region and the public agrees; the most frequently cited reason for support in the poll was the economic boost to Southern California."

The poll was conducted before the LA bid committee announced their intention to host the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games. They also publicized the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) intent to advance funds to LA 2028 to support their $160 million investment into LA's youth sports programs leading up to the Games.

"This new LMU poll shows Angelenos are excited to bring the Olympics back in 2028. LA already has a proven Olympic legacy from the '84 Games. That's why it's easy to believe in and support our 2028 plan - low risk and ready to go. LA 2028's support remains strong across all demographic groups and our Games will benefit all communities. The new 2028 IOC Host City Contract will provide even greater financial incentives to ensure that LA's Olympic and Paralympic Games will leave a lasting legacy for our city," expressed LA 2028 Chairman, Casey Wasserman.

LA 2024, the LA Area Chamber of Commerce, and LMU funded the survey after LMU's February 2016 survey, which found 88% of Angelenos supported LA hosting the 2024 Olympic Games.

Toebben commented, "Yesterday, Mayor Eric Garcetti made a once in a generation announcement - the summer Olympic and Paralympic Games are coming back to Los Angeles for the third time. Thanks to the determination and creativity of the Mayor and local Olympic leadership Los Angeles has solidified an agreement with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to stage the 2028 Games."

** 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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