LA 2024, the nonprofit group leading the city’s bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, announced Wednesday that owners and executives from professional sports teams in California and elsewhere have joined its board of directors.
The new board members include Los Angeles Lakers President of Basketball Operations Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Lakers co-owner Jeanie Buss and L.A. Clippers owner Steve Ballmer.
“LA 2024 is fortunate to have many of America’s top professional sports team owners and executives on our board of directors, lending their talent and expertise to our work to create an innovative, low-risk and sustainable Games in 2024,” LA 2024 Chairman Casey Wasserman said. “LA 2024 is focused on the future of the Olympic Movement, and as we look to help all Olympic sports grow and access America’s $250 billion sports market, our board members’ strategic insight and deep experience will be invaluable.”
Los Angeles is in competition for the Games with Paris, and the host city will be selected by the International Olympic Committee in September, although L.A. could be awarded the 2028 Olympics instead of the ’24 Games.
Other new members of the board of directors from professional sports teams are:
— L.A. Sparks owner and Dodgers President/CEO Stan Kasten;
— Milwaukee Brewers owner and Chairman Mark Attanasio;
— San Francisco Giants President/CEO Larry Baer;
— L.A. Galaxy/Kings Governor Dan Beckerman;
— Atlanta Hawks owner Tony Ressler;
— Boston Celtics co-owner and managing partner Steve Pagliuca;
— Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores;
— L.A. Rams CEO Kevin Demoff;
— New York Giants co-owner and Chairman Steve Tisch;
— L.A. Kings co-owner Ed Roski Jr.; and
— Johnson, who will also be on the board as a co-owner of the Dodgers, Sparks and the Los Angeles Football Club.
— City News Service
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