The Walt Disney Company is officially supporting Los Angeles bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic games. Disney CEO is already serving as Vice Chair of LA 2024, the group that is preparing the bid.
Bob Iger said, “LA is the creative capital of the United States. It is a city where technology, entertainment and new media meet and create globally relevant, captivating content. This industry is constantly changing, but the City of Angels will always be at its forefront thanks to the pioneering people and companies who choose to make their home here. That is what makes LA such an exciting environment to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Walt Disney once said, ‘Times and conditions change so rapidly that we must keep our aim constantly focused on the future.’ It is a philosophy that guides the Walt Disney Company today, and a philosophy that is fundamental to every aspect of the LA 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games concept.”
NBCUniversal, who would broadcast the games, as well as Fox and Warner Bros are also supporting the bid.
LA 2024 will also use Hollywood’s mass entertainment expertise to create magical Opening and Closing Ceremonies that captivate the world and ensure maximum participation opportunities for all Angelenos.