Dr. Dre Is Pushing for the 2024 Olympics to Take Place in LA

INGLEWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 04:  Dr. Dre performs onstage during the Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour at The Forum on October 4, 2016 in Inglewood, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Live Nation)

Dr. Dre Is Pushing for the 2024 Olympics to Take Place in LA

See how the hip hop icon is trying to make it happen.

Published April 1, 2017

Paris, France is on track to becoming the host city for the 2014 Olympics, but Los Angeles is planning on going head-to-head with the city for the hosting spot, and Dr. Dre and a few other big names are behind the effort.

According to Spin, Dre is joined by Magic Johnson, Jason Collins and a list of other notable officials to serve on the LA 2024 board. In fact, the hip hop mogul is one of the only musicians to be recruited for the bidding process.

"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," SportsFeatures.com's missions statement reads.

The decision will ultimately be made on September 13.

Learn about Olympic athlete Justin Gatlin in the video, above.

Written by Moriba Cummings

(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Live Nation)


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