POSTED: Friday June 23rd 2017
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Friday: LA celebrates Olympic Day at Will Rogers State Beach

LOS ANGELES - LA is celebrating Olympic Day on Friday at the Beach!

LA 2024, the LA84 Foundation, the United States Olympic Committee and The Foundation for Global Sports Development are hosting sports clinics for 500 young Angelenos at Will Rogers State Beach, hosting the American flagship Olympic Day Celebration. Young Angelenos will participate in eight Olympic and Paralympic sports including track and field, fencing, table tennis, volleyball, sitting volleyball, rugby, handball, and gymnastics. They will be joined by more than 30 Team USA Olympians and Paralympians. 

LA 2024's celebration will headline a record-setting Olympic Day, with 2400 scheduled events in 1503 communities around the country engaging more than 600,000 Americans in celebration of the Olympic and Paralympic Movements.
Olympic Day is held annually on June 23 to commemorate the birth of the Olympic Games in 1894 and is celebrated by millions of people in over 160 countries.  Its mission is to promote fitness, well-being, culture and education, while promoting the Olympic values of excellence, friendship and respect.

Who: LA 2024 Vice Chair and 5-time Olympic medalist Janet Evans (Swimming); LA 2024 Vice Chair and 12-time Paralympic medalist Candace Cable (Wheelchair Racing, Alpine/Nordic Skiing); and 30 other Olympians and Paralympians including Haley Anderson (Swimming), Tony Azevedo (Water Polo), Raj Bhavsar (Gymnastics), Samantha Peszek (Gymnastics), Alex Shibutani (Figure Skating), and Maia Shibutani (Figure Skating). 

Date: Friday, June 23, 2017
Time: 10 am PDT - Opening ceremony
10:45 am PDT - Sport clinics begin
3:10 pm PDT - Event ends
Location: Will Rogers State Beach, 17000 Pacific Coast Hwy, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272, USA

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Keywords · LA 2024 · Olympics


Name: La 2028 Media
Organization: LA 2028
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Phone: 14243204513
URL: https://la28.org/


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