International Olympic Committee members will vote to decide the 2024 Olympic host city on Sept. 13, 2017.
That in mind, the Los Angeles Olympic bid committee published a video Tuesday titled “Dream City,” promoting the features of Southern California for 2 minutes and closing with its slogan, “Follow the Sun.”
Los Angeles is one of four cities vying to host the 2024 Games, along with Budapest, Paris and Rome.
Los Angeles is trying to bring the Olympics to the U.S. for the first time since the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Games, to end the longest stretch between U.S.-hosted Olympics since the 28-year break between 1932 and 1960. The last Summer Olympics in the U.S. were the 1996 Atlanta Games.
Paris and Los Angeles hope to join London as the only cities to host the Olympics three times. Paris is bidding to host on the 100-year anniversary of the French capital’s last Games.
After two-time Olympic high jumper Jamie Nieto suffered a spinal cord injury while attempting a standing back flip in April 2016, he decided to set a goal for himself. Nietro was determined to walk down the aisle at his own wedding.
On Saturday, July 22, 2017, Nieto walked to the altar in front of everyone gathered at Christ Temple Apostolic Church in east San Diego – something his doctors said might not be possible.
Nieto, with some assistance, entered the church where he then married his bride, Jamaican hurdler Shevon Stoddart, exactly how he set out to – on his feet.
Five-time Olympian Kerri Walsh Jennings dislocated her shoulder during the semifinals of a beach volleyball tournament in Poland and forfeited the bronze medal match.
Walsh Jennings and new partner Nicole Branagh were tied in the third set of their match against Canada on Saturday when Walsh Jennings dove for the ball with her right arm and twisted her hand in the sand. After a four-minute delay, Canada went on to win the third set 16-14 and advance to the gold medal match.
“I just went for a short dig and the surface in Europe is so shallow and so hard and there’s no give for our bodies,” Walsh Jennings explained after the match in an interview with her shoulder wrapped in ice.
Walsh Jennings had surgery on the same shoulder during the run-up to the 2016 Rio Olympics, where she and April Ross won the bronze medal. Walsh Jennings won three gold medals with Misty May Treanor.
Walsh Jennings said she is looking forward to returning to the FIVB World Tour in Vienna in one week.