Photo by John Schreiber.
Photo by John Schreiber.

U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame honoree Janet Evans has joined the effort to bring the 2024 Olympics to Los Angeles and will serve as vice chair of the city’s bidding committee, officials announced Thursday.

Evans, a swimmer who earned five gold medals and one silver medal five times over the course of three Olympics, will handle athlete relations and serve as the voice of Olympians and Paralympians during the bid process, bid committee officials said.

Evans has broken seven records during her career.

LA 2024’s chairman Casey Wasserman said the appointment of Evans shows “we are totally committed to putting athletes at the very heart of our Games Plan, with a concept designed to optimize the athletes’ experience.”

Evans, a native of Southern California, said she is “honored to join this team and will do everything I can to help LA’s bid.”

— City News Service 

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