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Radio PSA Campaign Launches in Southern California for Los Angeles 2016 Olympic Bid

Campaign features Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Legendary Music Producer Quincy Jones, Olympic Gold Medalists Oscar de la Hoya, Janet Evans and Peter Vidmar and 2016 Olympic Hopeful

Los Angeles, Calif. –February 6, 2007 – To build on the excitement and awareness of the Los Angeles 2016 Olympic bid, the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games (SCCOG) today launched a radio public service announcement (PSA) campaign featuring a diverse cross-section of Southern California elected officials, celebrities and athletes.

The radio PSA campaign includes a series of six English-language and two Spanish-language, 30-second PSAs. The PSAs are expected to air on select English-language and Spanish-language radio stations in Southern California beginning February 2007. The campaign features recordings by:

  • Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, City of Los Angeles (English and Spanish versions)
  • Quincy Jones, legendary music producer and 27-time GRAMMY Award winner
  • Oscar de la Hoya, Olympic gold medal boxer (English and Spanish versions)
  • Janet Evans, Olympic gold medal swimmer
  • Peter Vidmar, Olympic gold medal gymnast
  • “Mighty Mo” Orozco, 10-year-old boxing phenomenon and 2016 Olympic hopeful

To listen to the PSA's, click here
L.A. Submits Domestic Bid Books for 2016 Olympic Games to United States Olympic Committee

Los Angeles’ Bid Embodies a California Promise and Games Dedicated to Athletes

A powerful combination of tradition and state-of-the-art programs
and facilities create unique bid

Los Angeles, Calif. – January 22, 2007 – The Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games (SCCOG) today submitted its plan to the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) for consideration to be the USOC’s candidate to host the 2016 Olympic Games.

The Los Angeles bid emphasizes Southern California’s wealth of existing world-class sporting facilities, its strong travel and tourism infrastructure, its position as one of the great media capitals of the world and its close ties with the entertainment industry, which can be so important in a global event of the size and scope of the Olympic Games.
Governor Schwarzenegger Adds California Voice to Chorus of Support for Los Angeles' 2016 Olympic Bid

Standing With L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa, Elected Officials From Across the Region, and Olympians, the Governor Commits to Creating “A Winning Bid and the Best Games Ever”

USC and UCLA Put Rivalry Aside to Team Up and Support the Bid as Olympic Villages

Los Angeles, Calif. – January 19, 2007 – Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today joined with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games (SCCOG) and Olympians at the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to voice his overwhelming support and that of all of California for Los Angeles’ bid to host the 2016 Olympic Games.
Los Angeles Vies with Chicago for U.S. Olympic Designation

Los Angeles, Chicago are the Two Finalists to be the U.S. Candidate for the
2016 Olympic Games

Los Angeles, California - November 13, 2006--San Francisco withdrew from the competition to be the United States' official candidate to host the 2016 Olympic Games, leaving Los Angeles and Chicago as the two remaining finalists. The United States Olympic Committee will decide by the end of the year whether it will enter a city in the international race to be the host for the Games, in which case the USOC will choose either Los Angeles or Chicago in April of 2007. The International Olympic Committee will select the 2016 host city from an international field of cities in 2009.

Los Angeles Named Finalist to Host 2016 Olympic Games

Los Angeles Named Finalist to Host 2016 Olympic Games
By United States Olympic Committee (USOC)
Joins San Francisco and Chicago as potential United States host cities

Los Angeles, California – July 26, 2006 – Los Angeles has been named one of three American finalist cities to host the 2016 Olympic Games, according to an United States Olympic Committee (USOC) announcement made today. Los Angeles joins San Francisco and Chicago as the potential United States candidate cities, narrowing the playing field from an original list of five, and eliminating Philadelphia and Houston in the process.

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