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Congressman Brad Sherman

Representing the 30th District of CALIFORNIA

LA Earns Right to Bid for 2024 Olympics


Sep 1, 2015
Press Release
“What’s in it for the Valley?” Asks Sherman

Washington DC - Congressman Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) issued the following statement:

“I am thrilled that Los Angeles will be the American city bidding for the 2024 Olympics.”

“The Valley is 40% of Los Angeles and a significant portion of the Olympic competition should be held in the San Fernando Valley.  In the 1984 games, the San Fernando Valley was snubbed. I don’t remember a single facility built or sports venue used in the San Fernando Valley in 1984. Of course the Olympic torch passed through the Valley, but it passed through much of America as well.”

“If a swimming stadium or other venue needs to be constructed, it should not be constructed in parts of the city that already have Olympic venues.  It ought to be built in the San Fernando Valley.”

“I know that Mayor Garcetti is well aware of my view, and the view of so many Valley residents, that the Valley should not be snubbed when it comes to Olympic events and Olympic facilities. I look forward to making sure that the Valley gets its fair share of newly constructed facilities.”

“I’m not certain that 40% of the Olympic events will be hosted in the Valley, but I’m sure we’ll do far better than we did in 1984.”