If Los Angeles were to host the Olympics in 2024, the City of Long Beach itself would play host to Olympic Sailing along the Belmont Pier, Water Polo in a temporary facility and more, Mayor Robert Garcia announced Thursday morning.
In an enthusiastic Facebook post, Garcia shared his joy in the hypothetical hosting situation, touting the news as “amazing” for Long Beach and playing up more “news in the weeks to come.”
The news comes after the Long Beach City Council voted unanimously to collaborate with the LA2024 Olympic Committee in their campaign to host the 2024 Olympic Games.
After Tuesday night’s vote, the city staff were scheduled to enter into an agreement with the LA2024 Olympic Committee to ensure that several events would be hosted in Long Beach.
Previously, the city hosted rowing at the Long Beach Marine Stadium in the 1932 Olympics and in the 1984 Olympics hosted archery at El Dorado Park, fencing at the Long Beach Convention Center, volleyball at the Long Beach Arena and sailing at the Long Beach Shoreline Marina.