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Competitiors in the men's 5,000 meter event at the 1984 Olympic Summer Games in Los Angeles circle past the Olympic torch during the race on August 11, 1984. Los Angeles in 2028 will join London and Paris as the only three-time hosts of the Olympic Summer Games. (AP Photo, File)

LA28 Announces Official Competition Dates for Olympic and Paralympic Games

The 2028 Olympic Summer Games in Los Angeles will start on July 14 with a dual Opening Ceremony at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and SoFi Stadium, with competition going through July 30 and the Paralympic Summer Games starting August 15. Monday’s announcement starts the six year countdown to the first U.S.-based Olympics since Salt […]

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LA28 Launches Athletes’ Commission

The LA28 Olympic and Paralympic Games have announced a LA28 Athletes’ Commission consisting of nine Olympians and nine Paralympians to bring a collection of athlete voices to shape the Summer Games in Los Angeles. The Commission’s aim is to bring insights and perspectives to create an inclusive, innovative and seamless experience for  athletes participating in […]

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Tim Mapes, the Delta chief marketing and communications officer, announces that the airline will be a sponsor of LA2028 during an event on March 2 at Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles.

Delta Makes LA28 Sponsorship Official

The 2028 Olympic Summer Games in Los Angeles has its first major sponsorship agreement, as Delta Airlines announced an eight-year partnership beginning in 2021 that makes it the inaugural founding partner of LA28 along with a supporter for the United States Olympic and Parlaympic teams. The announcement was made at an event at Griffith Observatory […]

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Janet Evans

When it comes to understanding the athlete experience at a major international competition, Janet Evans knows of what she speaks. In 1987, at the age of 15, she broke world swimming records in the 400m, 800m and 1500m freestyle. At the 1988 Olympics, she won three gold medals, then followed in 1992 with another gold and a silver. At the 1996 Games she failed to medal, but nonetheless became part of Olympic history by handing the torch to Muhhamad Ali in one of the Games’ most iconic moments. Today, she is vice-chair and director of athlete relations for the LA 2024 bid committee, and has taken on the charge of making sure athletes’ voices are heard as Los Angeles competes against Paris, Rome and Budapest. In this interview with SportsTravel’s Jason Gewirtz, Evans discusses the role of athletes in the bid, her start in swimming and the power of the Olympic movement.

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