LA84’s Renata Simril Speaks to IOC on Olympic Sustainability
LA84 Foundation President & CEO Renata Simril spoke towards of the International Olympic Committee at the StubHub Center on Wednesday, outlining LA84’s success in building an impactful Olympic legacy in light of LA 2024’s bid to return the Games to Los Angeles. “Hosting the Olympics and Paralympics is a unique opportunity to again use sport to improve lives through health, education, leadership, culture and environmental stewardship. LA 2024’s commitment to seizing this opportunity guarantees that our Games leave a human legacy that will last for generations,” Simril said.
The IOC Evaluation Commission is visiting Los Angeles this week, four months ahead of its September 13 election of the 2024 host city. Other speakers, including California Endowment President & CEO Robert Ross and LA 2024 Executive Director of Sustainability Brence Culp, addressed the environmental sustainability and social legacy a potential 2024 Olympic Games could bring to Los Angeles. Founded with a portion of the surplus from the 1984 Olympic Games, LA84 has invested over $230 million in Southern California’s communities and positively impacted more than three million kids through youth sports programs.