Serena Williams, Biles join LA's 2024 Games bid

Tennis participant Serena Williams and gymnast Simone Biles are the latest best athletes to lend their names to the campaign to convey the 2024 Summer Time Olympics to l. a., the city’s bid committee mentioned on Friday.

Williams, the ladies’s world number one, and Biles, a four-occasions Olympic gold medalist, convey to Ninety Nine the selection of U.S. and global athletes appointed to the LA 2024 Athletes’ Advisory Commission.

Among The 44 contributors added on Friday to the Fee, whose goal is to make sure athletes are keen on all components of the town’s plans and bid for the Video Games, had been Olympic champions Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Ashton Eaton and Nastia Liukin.

Williams, who rose from playing on the cracked, public onerous courts of Compton – now not far from where the tennis competitors will be held in 2024 will have to LA win the bid – as an African American girl to world primary by the age of 20 in a mostly white activity, used to be eager to enroll in the committee.

“Growing up in l. a. taught me that any individual can prevail so long as they’ve dreams and goals,” Williams, a four-occasions Olympic gold medalist, stated in a remark.

“los angeles embodies the positive spirit that allows kids like me to grow to be athletes and Olympians.”

l. a. is competing with Paris for the precise to stage the 2024 sports extravaganza. The host metropolis will be announced at a vote in Lima, Peru, in September.

(Reporting with the aid of Frank Pingue in Toronto, enhancing with the aid of Ed Osmond)

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