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LA28 Swimming Set for SoFi Stadium; Softball Heading to Oklahoma City

The 2028 Olympic Summer Games will have multiple sports organized in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, while the long-whispered reports of swimming heading to SoFi Stadium were confirmed by LA28 organizers on Friday morning, meaning that athletics will be held immediately after the Opening Ceremony with swimming in the second half of the Games, bucking long-time tradition. […]

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LA28 Announces Cisco as Official Network Equipment Partner

Cisco has announced a partnership for the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games in Los Angeles and Team USA to serve as its official network equipment partner. Cisco has served as an official partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in London (2012), Rio de Janeiro (2016), Tokyo (2020) and Paris (2024). Cisco’s networking solutions […]

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Reynold Hoover Named Chief Executive Officer of LA28

A retired three-star lieutenant general in the United States Army who also had various roles in the federal government, Reynold Hoover was named as Chief Executive Officer for the LA28 organizing committee on Wednesday. Hoover succeeds Kathy Carter, who stepped down as chief executive officer in December 2023. Carter oversaw LA28’s founding partnerships and led a […]

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LA28 Venue Updates Announcements to Come This Year

Venue changes to the plans for the 2028 Olympic Summer Games in Los Angeles will be rolled out throughout this year, it was said during the general assembly of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations in Birmingham, England. During the recent event, LA28 Senior Director of Sports Nicco Campriani led a report from the […]

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Kathy Carter speaks during the annual IOC Session held in October 2023 in Mumbai, India. Photo via International Olympic Committee

Kathy Carter Steps Down as LA28 Chief Executive Officer

Kathy Carter will step down as chief executive officer of the LA28 organizing committee and will be a senior advisor going forward in what organizers describe as the beginning of a new phase with just over four years to go until Los Angeles hosts the Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games. Carter joined LA28 in October […]

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LA28 Organizing Committee Chairman Casey Wasserman speaks during the annual IOC Session on Monday in Mumbai, India. Photo via International Olympic Committee.

LA28 Chairman Wasserman Talks Russia, Israel at IOC Meetings

LA28 Chairman Casey Wasserman addressed Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the Israel-Hamas war in language that pushed the limits of the IOC’s preferred stance of political neutrality during his appearance Monday at the IOC Session in Mumbai. “There are no words than can fully capture the devastation and shock over the massacre in Israel on […]

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Baseball, Softball, Lacrosse, Flag Football, Cricket Among LA28 Program Additions

The LA28 Olympic and Paralympic Games has announced five sports will be proposed to the sport program with baseball/softball, flag football, cricket, lacrosse and squash up for approval by the International Olympic Committee at its Session meeting in Mumbai this month. “LA28’s proposed sports ignite the imagination on the field of play and drive culture […]

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IOC Approves Surfing, Skateboarding and Climbing for LA28

The International Olympic Committee has approved the initial sports program for the 2028 Olympic Summer Games in Los Angeles, including the official inclusion of surfing, skateboarding and sport climbing. Still off the list for the moment are Olympic stalwarts boxing, weightlifting and modern pentathlon, whose administration have been called into question over a variety of […]

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Speed climbers use ropes. Photo courtesy of USA Climbing

Skateboarding, Climbing, Surfing Highlight LA28 Sports Program

Skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing have been added to the list of 28 sports to be included in the Initial Sports Program for the 2028 Olympic Summer Games in Los Angeles ahead of what is expected to be official confirmation at the next International Olympic Committee session in February 2022. IOC President Thomas Bach noted the […]

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Kathy Carter Named CEO of LA28

Signaling a new phase in its operation, the LA28 Olympic and Paralympic Games have named Kathy Carter as chief executive officer to lead the successful planning and execution of the LA28 Games. As CEO, Carter will report to LA28 Chairperson Casey Wasserman and oversee Games delivery, impact and business operations. Carter joined LA28 in October […]

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