POSTED: September 12th 2017

Local landmarks and American Olympic cities to celebrate the announcement of LA 2028

The Griffith Observatory overlooking the city © Big Stock
The Griffith Observatory overlooking the city © Big Stock

The world famous ice hockey arena at Lake Placid ©
The world famous ice hockey arena at Lake Placid ©

LAURA WALDEN (USA) / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) The LA 2028 Olympic bid announced today that after the final vote tomorrow by the IOC a number of local landmarks and US Olympic cities will light up to celebrate Los Angeles' win to bring the Games back on US soil. Tonight and tomorrow night the lightings will be illuminated in the colors of LA's dramatic sunsets and the LA 2028 logo.

The news will be celebrated by Griffith Observatory, Hollywood Bowl, and US Bank Tower who will be among nearly 50 iconic locations that will be joined by US Olympic cities Lake Placid (1980), Squaw Valley (1960) and St. Louis (1906). Lake Placid will light its renowned 1980 Olympic ice hockey venue, Squaw Valley will illuminate its iconic Olympic sign, and St. Louis will light up the exterior of St. Louis Union Station. 

LA 2024 CEO Gene Sykes commented on the celebration, "The nearly 50 landmarks and buildings glowing in LA 2028 colors show how excited our city and our country are to bring the Games back and underscore the spectacular setting that Los Angeles offers for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2028.

"This show of support demonstrates our city's wealth of entertainment venues, cultural attractions and natural treasures that, enhanced by the power of Hollywood storytelling, will help LA 2028 engage a brand new generation of Olympic and Paralympic enthusiasts."

To name a number of the locations that will be illuminated are the Ace Hotel, the Aquarium of the Pacific, the Capitol Records building, LA City Hall, Disney water tower, DWP Fountain, The Forum, the Getty Museum, Grand Park Fountain, the Greek Theater, Griffith Observatory, Hermosa Beach Pier, the Hollywood Bowl, Honda Center, Huntington Beach Pier, Lake Balboa, Long Beach Convention Center, the Long Beach Harbor Lighthouse, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the Los Angeles Zoo, Malibu Pier, NBCUniversal, the Pacific Park Ferris Wheel on Santa Monica Pier, the Pantages Theater, Paramount Studios, the Queensway Twin Bridges, Rainbow Harbor, the Randy's Donuts sign, Redondo Pier, The Regent Theater, the Rose Bowl, StubHub Center, UCLA, Union Station and LA Metro Headquarters, the US Bank Tower, USC, Venice Pier, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and the recently opened Wilshire Grand, which was first illuminated to welcome the IOC Evaluation Commission Committee to town in May of this year.

**LAURA WALDEN has over twenty-six years of experience in the Olympic Movement, formerly at the European Olympic Committees with SportEurope under former IOC President Dr. Jacques Rogge and IOC Member Mario Pescante. She worked with the Rome 2004 and Turin 2006 Olympic bids and also managed PR & media for Dr. Jacques Rogge during his campaign for the presidency.

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