LA84 Foundation Statement Regarding the IOC Press Conference
As Los Angeles takes another step toward hosting its third Olympic Games, the LA84 Foundation would be excited to welcome the world, whether in 2024 or 2028, and use this opportunity to continue building our legacy for the next generation. Just as we’ve done over the past 32 years, the foundation will provide opportunity for youth to experience the transformative power of sport and engage in the Olympic Movement in a thoughtful and meaningful way.
On July 21, LA84 will convene over 300 local youth to begin planning the lasting impact for what would be the United States’ first Summer Games in over a quarter century. Just as the 1984 Summer Games lit the torch for Los Angeles’ unprecedented Olympic legacy, we will continue to engage and positively impact millions of youth in the decades to come.
About the LA84 Foundation
The LA84 Foundation is a nationally recognized leader in support of youth sport programs and public education about the role of sports in positive youth development. The foundation, with 30 years of on-the-ground experience, has supported thousands of Southern California youth sports organizations through grant making, while also training coaches, commissioning research, convening conferences and acting as a national thought leader on important youth sports issues. LA84 levels the playing field so that sport is accessible to all children, while elevating the field of youth sports as an integral part of American life.