Kobe Bryant Joins Board of Directors for Los Angeles 2024 Olympics Bid

NBA fable and late Lakers star Kobe Bryant announced Friday that he will join a LA 2024 Board of Directors and Athelete’ Advisory Commission in a pull to move a Olympics to Los Angeles.

“I’m intensely vehement about fasten a house here and perplexing to move a Olympics behind to Los Angeles,” Bryant pronounced in an announcement streamed live on Facebook. 

Bryant done a proclamation alongside LA 2024 Vice Chair Janet Evans, a four-time Olympic swimming bullion medalist, in an talk with sportscaster Al Michaels during a Rose Bowl.

“There’s no larger feeling than to mount there before a diversion begins, and to demeanour during your dwindle and gawk during a crowd, and see all a Americans station up, palm on their heart, and hear a inhabitant anthem being played, meaningful what you’re representing,” Bryant said.

Bryant is a 114th member of LA 2024’s board.

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Bryant, famous as a “Black Mamba,” played a final diversion of his 20-year career on a Los Angeles Lakers in Apr 2016. He was an 18-time NBA All-Star and late with dual Olympic bullion medals.

“Kobe is synonymous with L.A.’s standing as a tellurian sports and party collateral and he will be an glorious further to a bid team,” pronounced LA 2024 Chairman Casey Wasserman.

LA 2024 also announced 8 other new members of a bid committee’s Athletes’ Advisory Commission:

  • David Boudia (diving);
  • Valerie Brisco-Hooks (track and field);
  • Mark Crear (track and field);
  • Meryl Davis (ice dancing);
  • Sarah Hughes (figure skating);
  • John Moffet (swimming);
  • Summer Sanders (swimming); and
  • Charlie White (ice dancing).

The new members boost a commission’s membership to 108.

The behest to horde a games began in 2015 with Hamburg, Rome, and Budapest opposed for a spot, though usually Paris and Los Angeles remain. 

The International Olympic Committee will make a choice in September. The losing city could be awarded a 2028 Olympics in September.

The IOC is approaching to announce a plcae of a 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Jul 2017. 

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