L.A. Area Chamber Statement on 2028 Olympic Games & Poll


August 1, 2017 12:00 pm
by L.A. Area Chamber

LOS ANGELES, CA — Today, in response to the announcement that Los Angeles will be the host of the 2028 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, the L.A. Area Chamber released the following statement.  

“Yesterday, Mayor Eric Garcetti made a once in a generation announcement – the summer Olympic and Paralympic Games are coming back to Los Angeles for the third time. Thanks to the determination and creativity of the Mayor and local Olympic leadership Los Angeles has solidified an agreement with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to stage the 2028 Games.” said Gary Toebben, president & CEO of the Chamber.

“The Chamber proudly partnered with LA 2024 (now renamed LA 2028) and the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles at Loyola Marymount University to commission a survey of Los Angeles residents’ opinion on holding the 2028 Games. An overwhelming majority, 83 percent, want Los Angeles to host, with 54 percent in “strong” support. Since the beginning of this process, the Chamber has championed the positive economic impact these games will have on our region and the public agrees; the most frequently cited reason for support in the poll was the economic boost to Southern California,” continued Toebben.

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The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce represents the interests of business in L.A. County. Founded in 1888, the Chamber promotes a prosperous economy and quality of life in the Los Angeles region. For more information, visit www.lachamber.com. To coordinate an interview, please contact Mandy Denaux, mdenaux@lachamber.com or 213.580.7532.


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