LA bidders want to give athletes a voice in bid to win games
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Athletes will have a voice in the bid by Los Angeles to win the 2024 Olympics and host the games a third time.
The bid committee said Tuesday it has recruited 53 American and international athletes who train in the U.S. to serve on a commission that will help personalize the Olympic experience for competitors if Los Angeles is chosen.
The group is a mix of retired and active athletes. Past Olympic stars include Nadia Comaneci, Janet Evans, Michelle Kwan, Carl Lewis, Greg Louganis and Apolo Ohno.
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