The Olympics in Long BeachRelease Date: 2016-09-22
It's official: Los Angeles has included Long Beach as an event venue in its bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games. If the Games come to LA, Long Beach will host multiple events!
Sailing races will happen along the Long Beach Belmont Pier, and Water Polo will be in a temporary facility build near the waterfront. Marathon Swimming and the Triathlon will take place along our beautiful coast, with the Triathlon using our Grand Prix track. BMX will also be in a temporary facility by the water, and Handball will be hosted in the Long Beach Arena. The Convention Center will host warm up facilities.
Long Beach will be on the international stage, and we will see a huge increase in economic activity, benefiting our local businesses and showing the whole world what a special place Long Beach is.
Long Beach has a long history of hosting Olympic competitions and producing many local Olympians and Paralympians. We are proud to join the LA 2024 team and will do everything we can to support Los Angeles and the United States bid. We are committed to ensuring that the Games provide an economic benefit to our hotels, tourism and community.
I want to thank Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and the LA 2024 team for working so hard to win this bid, and for including Long Beach. This is an incredible opportunity for our city, and there will be more exciting news in the weeks and months ahead.