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DAY 3 RECAP: Delegation Focuses on Lasting Legacy of Games, Examines Olympic Village, Stadium, Other Innovative Infrastructure

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PARIS, FRANCE – Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass is leading a delegation with members of the City Council and other civic leaders to Paris, France this week to generate business development and learn from innovative housing, green transportation and infrastructure projects to prepare Los Angeles ahead of the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games. In addition to touring the future Olympic Village, Mayor Bass met with Mayor Mathieu Hanotin of Saint-Denis and Mayor Karim Bouamrane of Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine highlighting a regional approach for all cities to benefit from the Olympic Games. 

Mayor Bass also signed an agreement with Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine Mayor Karim Bouamrane ahead of the Paris Olympic and Paralympic Games to formalize collaborating on our shared priorities for youth, the environment, sports, and culture and to share knowledge from the 2024 Games in Paris in order to adequately prepare. 

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“As we get ready to return to Los Angeles we know that we’ve made real connections that will bring ideas and investment to the City of Los Angeles,” said Mayor Bass. “I want to thank Mayor Mathieu Hanotin of Saint-Denis for sharing with us the transformative projects underway in his community, and to Mayor Karim Bouamrane of Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine for our new partnership and the great introduction to his city. I appreciate the warm welcome and the opportunity to learn about their plans underway for the 2024 Games and its legacy.”

The Mayor and the delegation met with and participated in the following: 

  • Tour of the Olympic and Paralympic Village – The delegation toured the Olympic and Paralympic Village in Saint-Denis, Ile Saint-Denis and Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine ahead of the Paris Games. After the Olympic and Paralympic Games, the village will be used for housing in what will become a new eco-responsible neighborhood.

  • Tour The Adidas Arena – The Adidas Arena is a venue for the 2024 Games. Also known as Porte de La Chapelle Arena, the Adidas Arena is a newly-constructed 8,000-capacity sport and concert venue. During the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, it will be used for badminton, rhythmic gymnastics, para-badminton and para-powerlifting.

  • Meeting with Mayor Mathieu Hanotin of Saint-Denis – The delegation met with and participated in a tour of the Paris 2024 Olympic Village led by Mayor Mathieu Hanotin of Saint-Denis and learned how investing in housing development in their cities can lead to lasting impacts and generate economic growth after the games. 

  • Meeting with Mayor Karim Bouamrane of Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine – The delegation met with Mayor Bouamrane to discuss preparations in their city to host the Olympic athletes as well as the legacy that the Olympics will leave for Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine and its people and its impact on urban planning and housing.

  • Partnering with Businesses like Westfield to Lay Groundwork For Consumer Engagement in Major Events – The delegation joined Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield CEO Jean-Marie Tritant to see first hand how Westfield plans to activate their partnership during the Paris 2024 Games by visiting one of their retail sites to observe how they can generate excitement throughout Los Angeles for major events like the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games. 

The delegation includes Council President Paul Krekorian, Councilmember Traci Park, Councilmember Katy Yaroslavsky, LA Metro CEO Stephanie Wiggins, LA84 Foundation President and CEO Renata Simril and Priscilla Cheng, Senior Vice President for Government Relations at LA28. All three Councilmembers sit on the Ad Hoc Committee for the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Councilmembers Park and Yaroslavsky serve as Chair and Vice-Chair, respectively and President Krekorian was a member of the Ad Hoc Committee when the host city contract was signed.

As the Mayor of Los Angeles, Host City for the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Mayor Bass has been invited to have an official role alongside Paris Mayor Hidalgo in the Closing Ceremonies of the Paris 2024 Games. Mayor Bass will return to Los Angeles on Sunday, March 10.