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9 January 2017

Culp appointed LA 2024 Exec Director of Sustainability & Legacy

Los Angeles’ bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games has announced the appointment of former Los Angeles County Chief Deputy Chief Executive Officer Brence Culp as Executive Director of Sustainability and Legacy. 

Culp has been instrumental in LA 2024’s selection of UCLA as its proposed Olympic and Paralympic Village.

According to LA 2024, the choice of UCLA further reduces L.A.’s costs and risk of hosting the Games, aligning closely with the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Olympic Agenda 2020 reforms that encourage cities to host sustainable and fiscally responsible Games.

Clup said: "It's an honour to join the LA 2024 team, and I am delighted to put my experience to work for the committee. The team is working hard to build a sustainable and environmentally forward-thinking plan that fits into the long-term goals of the city, the county, and the Olympic Movement while providing athletes with an outstanding Olympic experience. I welcome the opportunity to create a New Games for a new era that serves all members of the Olympic Family, as well as all Angelenos".

Culp will also lead LA 2024's post-Games planning and development.

Los Angeles is bidding against Budapest and Paris to host the summer Olympics in 2024, and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will select the 2024 host city in September of this year.

LA 2024’s bid focuses on sustainability, as it aims to reimagine the Olympic and Paralympic Games as “the first energy-positive, solar-powered Games ever.”

LA 2024 has teamed up with the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, as well as other environmental and community organisations, to develop its sustainability strategy.

LA 2024 is committed to setting environmental and sustainability standards for future Olympic and Paralympic host cities that align with the International Olympic Committee's Agenda 2020 reforms.

Allen Vo from the LA Cleantech Incubator (LACI) and Christina Lucas from the Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG) will also join the bid team.

The team is further supported by Olympic and Paralympic Games veteran and strategic adviser in the area of sustainability, Ann Duffy, who served as Vancouver 2010’s Chief Sustainability Officer, and Alastair MacGregor, a High Performance Building Innovator at AECOM.

Gene Sykes, LA 2024 CEO said: “In order to build a winning bid we know that the long-term needs of our city and region and the Olympic Movement need to be front-of-mind. We’re very pleased that Brence, Allen, Cristina, Ann and Alastair have brought their expertise to our team to ensure a 2024 Games would be sustainable and beneficial to Angelenos for generations”.

Hear more on this topic at Sustainable Innovation in Sport – a two day meeting bringing together stakeholders and influencers who are engendering positive environmental impacts through sport, on the 22-23 February 2017.  For more information and to register, visit the website by clicking here

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