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Dr Dre to help LA win Olympics bid

4 April 2017 Music News

Dr. Dre has been recruited as part of Los Angeles‘ bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games.

The NWA member, producer and Beats entrepreneur is among a number of notable names who have either been nominated or selected by organising committee LA 2024 to serve on its Board of Directors.

Dre is set to join the likes of former NBA stars Magic Johnson and Jason Collins – as well as LA Lakers owner Jeanie Buss and LA Clippers owner Steven Balmer – on the Board, with the full list of Directors announced by LA 2024.

“The diverse group of 117 leaders and innovators are drawn from the sports, entertainment, media, technology, higher education, business, philanthropic and public sectors in California and around the world, helping LA 2024 develop a Games plan that will serve the Olympic Movement in 2024 and beyond,” LA 2024 said.

Los Angeles, which hosted the 1932 and 1984 Olympics, is bidding against Paris of the 2024 Olympics.

IOC members will vote to choose the 2024 host city on Sept. 13 in Lima. The IOC could also award the 2028 Olympics to Los Angeles or Paris, whichever city isn’t hosting 2024, at the same September session.