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.
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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