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LA28 Proposes Para Climbing for 2028 Paralympic Program

LA28 has proposed adding para climbing to the 2028 Paralympic Summer Games program, the first time an organizing committee has proposed additional sports for the Paralympic program. LA28’s proposal will be reviewed and voted on during the International Paralympic Committee Governing Board meeting on June 26. In January 2023, the IPC’s Governing Board approved 22 […]

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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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Michelob Ultra Named Exclusive Beer Sponsor of Team USA for LA28 Games

Anheuser-Busch has announced that Michelob Ultra has become the exclusive beer sponsor of Team USA for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games in Paris, 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Milan Cortina and will be the Official Beer Sponsor of the LA28 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games. “We are thrilled to announce Team […]

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Flag football has grown explosively in the past five years with participation on the girls and women's side of the sport. Photo courtesy of USA Football

Flag Football’s Olympic Spot Powered by Growth in Girls Participation

Yes, having the backing of the National Football League was a major plus for flag football in its quest for Olympic inclusion. How could it not be? One of the biggest leagues in the world wanting to continue spreading its brand internationally was a powerful attraction for the International Olympic Committee, including using the sport […]

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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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International Federations Raise Concern Over LA28 Program

Members of a key group of international federations of Olympic sport are expressing concern over the implications of expanding the sports program at the 2028 Olympic Summer Games in Los Angeles. At its final meeting of 2023, the Council of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) discussed the issues related to adding five […]

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Organizers for the 2028 Olympic Summer Games in Los Angeles present its recommendations to the sports program at Monday's IOC Session meetings in Mumbai, which were approved. Photo via International Olympic Committee.

Olympics: Baseball, Softball, Cricket, Flag Football Among Sports on LA28 Program

The LA28 sports program was officially confirmed by the International Olympic Committee during its annual session on Monday in India with baseball/softball, flag football, cricket, lacrosse and squash providing a mix of new and returning sports to the Olympic Summer Games. All five were voted in as a single package with two “no” votes from […]

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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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