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27 Jun 2017
LA 2024 bid recruits 10,000-plus volunteers

More than 10,000 people have signed up to volunteer at the Los Angeles 2024 Olympic Games, should the city be successful in its bid to host.

If Los Angeles does win the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) backing, the 10,000 who have signed up already will have first priority to take part.

Gene Sykes, the chief executive of LA 2024, said the interest had shown that the bid was “already fostering a legacy of Olympic volunteerism”.

“By channeling LA’s widespread public support for the Games into volunteerism, we’ll leave a meaningful bid legacy in all of LA’s communities,” he added.

An independent poll found that 88 per cent of people living in Los Angeles supported its bid for the Olympics.

Separately, a number of professional sports leagues have given their backing to the bid.

Major League Baseball (MLB), Major League Soccer (MLS), the National Football League (NFL), the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) are all supportive of the campaign.

According to the bid organisers, LA 2024 would “leverage the professional sports leagues’ read-made connections to existing fan bases and global youth market”.

“LA 2024 is honoured to earn the broad support from MLS, MLB and NFL in addition to our support from the NBA and WNBA,” said LA 2024 chair Casey Wasserman.

“The widespread support is demonstrative of LA 2024’s potential to engage new and dynamic partners to benefit the Olympic and Paralympic movements for decades to come.”


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17 Nov 2017
IAAPA 2017: Brass Ring winners announced
IAAPA has announced its winners for this year’s Brass Ring Awards, recognising a number of companies at the annual IAAPA expo for their achievements in excellence across different parts of the industry.
15 Nov 2017
ESPA spa at Gleneagles named ‘best in the UK’
The Spa at Gleneagles by ESPA has been named the best UK spa at this year’s 2017 Good Spa Guide Awards.
14 Nov 2017
IAAPA 2017: Four join prestigious Hall of Fame at Opening Ceremony
IAAPA has welcomed four new members into its prestigious Hall of Fame, with Puy du Fou’s Phillipe De Villiers, Give Kids the World Village’s Pamela and Henry Landwirth, and music composer Richard Sherman all named in this year’s class of inductees.
09 Nov 2017
Russian Spa Congress shows market potential
Last week, almost 250 spa professionals gathered in the Caucasus thermal springs region of Russia for the 4th annual Spa & Wellness International Congress, or SWIC.
08 Nov 2017
Emotional healing, self-development, retreats: Photi reveals trends to watch in wellness travel
The wellness travel market will continue the dramatic change seen over the past 10 years, according to Stella Photi, founder of Wellbeing Holidays.
06 Nov 2017
IAAF plans clearer world rankings system and heritage department to boost participation
The qualifications system for the athletics World Championships and the Olympic Games will be redesigned in an effort to make the sport clearer and increase participation at all levels.
01 Nov 2017
Future of wellness travel to dominate WTS agenda
The future of wellness travel and how to gain a competitive edge within the booming sector will feature heavily at this year’s Wellness Travel Symposium (WTS).
31 Oct 2017
Founder of Spabreaks.com named finalist for inaugural female travel awards
Abi Wright, the co-founder and managing director of Spabreaks.com, has been named as a finalist at the inaugural everywoman in Travel Awards.
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Diary dates
13-17 Nov 2017
Cosmoprof Asia Hong Kong
Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
Hong Kong SAR
13-17 Nov 2017
IAAPA Attractions Expo 2017
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando
United States
15-17 Nov 2017
World Architecture Festival
Arena Berlin
Berlin
Germany
15-17 Nov 2017
MAPIC 2017
Palais des Festivals
Cannes
France
16-17 Nov 2017
Museums Association Conference and Exhibition
Manchester Central Convention Complex
Manchester
United Kingdom
17-19 Nov 2017
SpaCE (Spas of Central Europe) Show
Radenci Spa & Health Resort
Radenci
Slovenia
18 Nov 2017
Undergraduate Open Day
Bucks New University
High Wycombe
United Kingdom
20 Nov 2017
Awards for Hospitality Experience and Design (AHEAD) - EUROPE
Park Plaza
London
United Kingdom
20-21 Nov 2017
Destinations & Travel Management Summit
Radisson Blu Hotel, London Stansted
Stansted
United Kingdom
21-22 Nov 2017
Sleep: The Hotel Design Event
The Business Design Centre
London
United Kingdom
22 Nov 2017
Postgraduate & Professional Open Evening
Bucks New University
High Wycombe
United Kingdom
23 Nov 2017
Beautyworld Middle East Roadshow to Nigeria
Sheraton Hotel
Lagos
Nigeria
23-24 Nov 2017
European Health Prevention Day
Chamber of Commerce (IHK)
Wiesbaden
Germany
27 Nov 2017
Leisure, FEC and Indoor Play Trade Exhibition
Drayton Manor Hotel
Tamworth
United Kingdom
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