Disney CEO Bob Iger joins Los Angeles bid for 2024 Games

Bob Iger, AP file photo

LOS ANGELES — The chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Co. is joining Los Angeles’ bid to land the 2024 Olympics.

Bob Iger will serve as a vice chair of the bid committee’s board of directors, joining former Olympic champion swimmer Janet Evans, retired NBA champion Magic Johnson, nine-time Paralympian Candace Cable and labor leader Maria Elena Durazo.

Iger has previous Olympic ties, having worked with the late TV producer Roone Arledge on games broadcasts from 1976-88.

LA 2024 chairman Casey Wasserman says Iger has a proven track record of reaching young people and families with content delivered through the latest digital technology.

Iger’s appointment was announced Tuesday.

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