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LA gears up for Olympics

Los Angeles will be the host of the 2028 Olympic Games, and to celebrate, the city has illuminated the city’s most iconic locations with the Olympic Colours.

Iconic landmarks across the City of Angels came to life with lights and explosive colour, including the likes of Hollywood Bowl, Walt Disney Concert Hall, LAX and Griffith Park.

This will be the third time the City of Angels has hosted the world’s greatest sporting event.

Planning for the biggest sporting event is already under way, with infrastructure in place from the support of Angelenos.

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“Sports and the outdoors are deeply embedded in L.A. culture and with over 300 days of sunshine each year, L.A. is perfectly positioned to welcome the many thousands of Olympians, officials and fans from around the world in 2028,” Discover Los Angeles ANZ Regional Director, Craig Gibbons said.

Los Angeles, particularly Downtown and Hollywood, has been undergoing a revitalisation in recent years with the redevelopment of L.A. Live and 32 new hotels currently under construction. When the Opening Ceremony begins, Aussie travellers will find a substantially transformed cityscape.

The L.A. Memorial Coliseum will host the Summer Olympics for the third time. The Stadium is undergoing a $270-million renovation that will be completed in time for the 2019 USC home opener.

Local public transportation will be greatly expanded by 2028. Three major Metro Rail projects will be completed including the Crenshaw/LAX Line between the Expo Line and Green Line (2019). An additional station, the Airport Metro Connector Transit Station at Aviation Blvd/96th St, will connect to the future Automated People Mover (APM).

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The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, designed by award-winning architect Ma Yansong of MAD Architects, will join the L.A. Memorial Coliseum, California African American Museum, California Science Centre and the Natural History Museum in Exposition Park.

In addition, L.A. 2028 will have an 11-year partnership with the IOC that provides even more resources – up to USD $160 million – to invest in youth sports in the years leading up to the games.

“As L.A.’s second overseas market for visitor arrivals and with a similar affinity for sports, we anticipate Aussies will jump at the chance to experience the Olympics in the City of Angels,” Mr Gibbons added.



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