Courtesy of Los Angeles 2024
Courtesy of Los Angeles 2024

Sixteen members of the committee seeking to bring the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics to Los Angeles returned to Rio de Janeiro in connection with the start of the 2016 Paralympic Games.

The bid team returned to Rio de Janeiro determined to gain a greater understanding of how best the United States and Los Angeles can serve the needs and priorities of the Paralympic movement, according to Casey Wasserman, chairman of the LA 2024 Candidature Committee.

The LA 2024 bid leaders will meet with Paralympic and global sport leaders while eight LA 2024 executives will participate in the Rio 2016 Observer Program to learn from experts and the Rio 2016 staff, Wasserman said.

“The insights we gather in Rio will undoubtedly inform LA 2024 moving forward as our city builds a Paralympic experience that helps the city and the world better celebrate the unity in diversity that is so essential to the Olympic and Paralympic Games,” Wasserman said Wednesday.

—City News Service

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