SOURCE: Town Hall Los Angeles

February 21, 2007 13:00 ET

Town Hall Los Angeles Focuses on LA's Bid to Host 2016 Summer Olympics

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 21, 2007 -- Town Hall Los Angeles presents a panel on Los Angeles' aspirations to host the 2016 Summer Olympics, at noon on February 27, 2007 at the Japanese American National Museum. Angelenos can find out the latest developments on the city's bid.

The keynote and moderator is Barry Sanders, Chairman, Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games, and Executive Counsel for Latham and Watkins. Panelists include 1976 Gold Medalist in Swimming, Olympian John Naber, who currently serves as the Vice President of the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games and Casey Wasserman, Chief Executive Officer, Wasserman Media Group and Vice Chair of the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games.

Recently, Sanders articulated Los Angeles' readiness to host the Olympic Games, "We can stage these games with almost no construction of permanent facilities. We can turn our attention to building human spirit, building human achievement and joy -- fundamental Olympic visions."

Sanders is Chairman of the 2016 bid. At Latham & Watkins, he has practiced business law and been a leader in the international bar. He is an assistant adjunct professor in the UCLA Communications Studies Department. Sanders served as a community leader in many capacities, including chairing the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Public Library Foundation, and Rebuild LA.

At the Montreal Olympics, Naber won four gold medals and one silver. During college, Naber earned 25 AAU titles, and set and holds the record of 10 individual and 15 NCAA relay titles. He is a member of the University of Southern California's Athletic Hall of Fame.

Wasserman serves as chairman and chief executive officer of Wasserman Media Group, LLC. He became the youngest owner of a professional team when he purchased Arena Football League's LA Avengers. Wasserman also serves as president and chief executive officer of the Wasserman Foundation.

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When:           Tuesday, February 27, 2007
                Noon Luncheon
                12:30-1:30 PM Address, Q&A

Where:          Japanese American National Museum
                369 East First Street.
                Los Angeles, CA 90012

Contact Information

  • MEDIA ADVISORY
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    Deborah Weinberg
    Director, Media Relations
    213.312.9307
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