Four-time Olympic champion Janet Evans was named vice chairman and director of athlete relations for Los Angeles 2024, the committee bidding to host the 2024 Olympic Games.
The Fullerton native and El Dorado High graduate will head the LA 2024 athletes’ commission working with other Olympians and Paralympians to gather their input into Los Angeles bid to host a third Olympic Games.
“As a native Southern Californian and passionate supporter of bringing the Games back to the U.S. for the first time in 28 years, I’m honored to join this team and will do everything I can to help LA’s bid,” Evans said.
“As an Olympian and former athlete who has competed at three Olympic Games I know how important it is that everything is in place to allow athletes to compete at their best. I remember sitting in the stands as a young fan at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum in 1984 and those athletes truly inspired my athletic pursuits. I am delighted to be working on a bid that is driven by a passion to provide the athletes of the world with the perfect stage for another inspirational show at LA 2024.”