POSTED: Sunday April 2nd 2017

High-level LA 2024 delegation set to present opportunity for stability and growth at SportAccord Convention

LOS ANGELES - On Saturday, LA 2024 will depart for the SportAccord Convention in Aarhus, Denmark, ready to highlight to international sport federations, at this critical time, how LA 2024 offers the lowest-risk and truly sustainable solution for the future of the Olympic Movement in 2024 and beyond.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, LA 2024 Chairman Casey Wasserman, LA 2024 CEO Gene Sykes, LA 2024 Vice Chair Janet Evans and the three American IOC members - Anita DeFrantz, Angela Ruggiero and Larry Probst - are leading LA 2024's delegation in Denmark.

On Tuesday April 4, LA 2024 will present an introduction to its low-risk, high-tech Games Plan to the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations [ASOIF] General Assembly, and reiterate the bid’s pledge to grow every Olympic and Paralympic sport in the $250 billion US sports market. The bid leaders will use their time at the SportAccord Convention to meet with sports leaders from around the world, sharing their ideas and gathering feedback from experts in summer and winter Olympic and Paralympic sports.

LA 2024 will also set out its comprehensive strategic plan to establish a genuine collaboration between a Los Angeles organizing committee and every International Federation throughout the seven-year build-up, during and after the Games. With no permanent construction required to host the Games - and none of the associated financial and delivery risks - LA 2024’s IF partnerships will focus on growing exposure and participation among the United States’ 100 million young people and delivering a captivating sports spectacle in 2024.

Mayor Eric Garcetti said: “The City of Angels would be an ideal partner for the Olympic and Paralympic Movements leading up to a 2024 Games in Los Angeles. LA 2024 has 88% public support, the lowest risk budget possible, a proven Olympic legacy model and unparalleled connectivity with young people around the world. We Angelenos believe in partnership, not brinkmanship, and we are delighted to be here among our friends and colleagues from the Olympic Family, sharing our ideas and listening to their needs. LA 2024’s message here is: ‘When LA is ready to help connect the Olympic and Paralympic Movements to the future right now, why wait until ‘28?’”

LA 2024 Chairman Casey Wasserman said: “The world is changing, and so are the needs of the Olympic and Paralympic Movements. The 2024 host city needs to guarantee the Olympic Movement new ideas, stability and the lowest possible risk at this critical moment. LA 2024 does that, and this week we are looking forward to sharing how our existing world-class venues and innovative sports industry can serve the international sport federations for the future. We are immensely grateful to the IOC and to ASOIF for giving us this opportunity to continue our excellent dialog with the leaders here, who know Olympic and Paralympic sport better than anyone else.”

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