At a news conference today, Mayor Villaraigosa and
Governor Schwarzenegger voiced their support of Los Angeles’ bid to host the
2016 Summer Olympic Games, while Chief Bratton and elected officials from the
region looked on in support.
Speakers included the Mayor, the Governor, Southern California Committee for Olympic Games Chairman Barry Sanders, state Assemblyman Fabian Nuñez, and Gold Medal Winner Peter Vidmar.
Mayor Villaraigosa cited LA’s great institutions, various stadium facilities, previous Olympic hosting experience, and, of course, our climate among the reasons LA makes an ideal hosting city for the summer games. Should the bid proceed successfully, residents and olympians alike can rest assured the LAPD is committed to providing a safe experience for these games.