Garcetti: 2028 Olympics to bring big benefits to LA

19 Septembre, 2017, 17:54 | Author: Claudine Rigal
  • Thomas Bach appeared alongside Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti at City Hall at the end of a two-day visit to the city

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and the head of the International Olympic Committee spoke Monday about why the 2028 Summer Games were awarded to LA and what the city needs to do to prepare.

Throughout his visit, President Bach was joined by IOC members in the United States Anita DeFrantz, recently elected as an IOC Vice-President, and Angela Ruggerio, Chair of the IOC Athletes Commission.

The Olympic flame was lit in a ceremony on Sunday.

IOC President Thomas Bach joined Rafer Johnson to light the Olympic cauldron at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum before the start of the NFL match between LA Rams and Washington Redskins

“The Olympic Games are so much more than an event; this is a movement, ” said the Mayor. Speak your thoughts on the news below and give us your thoughts in the comments.

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach attended the ceremony that took place before the start of an NFL football game between Los Angeles Rams and Washington Redskins. He said that the great optimism of the city and its people was an important factor in reaching the historic agreement.

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