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International Olympic Committee president tours facilities at UCLA

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IOC Olympic visit
Christelle Snow/UCLA

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, LA 2024 Chairman Casey Wasserman and UCLA Chancellor Gene Block toured the facilities at UCLA.

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach visited campus today to tour facilities across UCLA, which has been selected as the site for the Olympic Village in the city of Los Angeles’ bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

Bach, who won a gold medal for Germany in fencing at the 1976 Montreal Summer Olympics, was hosted by Chancellor Gene Block, LA 2024 Chairman Casey Wasserman, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Olympians, Carl Lewis, a nine-time gold medalist in track and field, gold-medalists in gymnastics and spouses Nadia Comaneci and Bart Connor, and two-time silver medalist sprinter Allyson Felix.

As site of the Olympic Village, UCLA would host all of the competing athletes, as well as serving as the venue for competitions in basketball (in Pauley Pavilion), water polo (Los Angeles Tennis Center) and field hockey (Drake Stadium).

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