POSTED: Friday July 7th 2017

NCAA Announces Support for LA 2024

LOS ANGELES - The National Collegiate Athletic Association is adding its support for Los Angeles’ bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
College sports continue to provide a pathway to Olympic competition, with nearly one in 10 of Rio 2016 Olympians from 160 National Olympic Committees having trained at America’s colleges and universities. If Los Angeles is selected as the 2024 Host City, American universities would continue to provide unparalleled training opportunities for the world’s athletes. LA’s campus facilities would host the Olympic and Paralympic Athlete Village, provide training facilities, and serve as the aquatics, badminton, judo and wrestling competition venues.
LA 2024 is an athlete-led bid and is committed to creating the most personalized and positive Games experience for Olympians and Paralympians. By engaging more than 500 Olympians and Paralympians at athlete town hall forums across the nation, LA 2024 has incorporated an unprecedented amount of athlete feedback into its bid.
The support from the NCAA is part of the #FollowTheSun to Olympic Agenda 2020 campaign: 20 activities in 20 days to show how LA 2024 will contribute to the IOC’s strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement, Olympic Agenda 2020. The support from the NCAA demonstrates LA 2024’s commitment to Olympic Agenda 2020’s Recommendation 18 - supporting athletes on and off the field of play.
The Association’s formal support of the bid is rooted in its core value of providing opportunities for student-athletes, said NCAA President Mark Emmert.
NCAA President Mark Emmert said: “Many Olympians first get their start training and competing at NCAA colleges and universities, and I am thrilled to add our organization’s support to this athlete-led bid for the 2024 Games. Our member campuses are very excited to be a part of this world-class event as well, as the Los Angeles games will utilize the many outstanding facilities of our colleges and universities in the region for training and competition. Overall, the LA Games will showcase everything that is great about American sports and college sports in particular.”
Janet Evans, four-time Olympic champion, LA 2024 Vice Chair and Director of Athlete Relations said: “LA 2024 is grateful for the NCAA’s support. As a former NCAA student-athlete, I know the impact and importance of college competition to Olympic competition. The unforgettable performances by NCAA student-athletes have and will continue to inspire the next generation and unite the world in celebration.
“As an athlete-led bid, we’re committed to placing athletes at the center of all of our activities and college athletics are crucial to that effort. LA's universities will provide an unparalleled Athlete Village experience and state-of-the-art competition venues. With no new permanent venues to build, LA 2024 is able to focus on meeting and exceeding athletes’ needs and providing a spectacular Games experience for everyone.”

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