David Beckham appointed advisor for Los Angeles 2024 Olympics bid

March 21, 2016

David Beckham has been recruited as an adviser on Los Angeles’ bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games.

The LA officials, put him top of their list because of his experience in assisting London’s winning bid for the 2012 Olympic Games.

The retired England captain also has a deep personal connection to the California city he spent six seasons playing for LA Galaxy from 2007.

 A Los Angeles source said: “He was approached for his thoughts by some very senior people involved with the bid – and he’s happy to help.

“David has got so much experience – he worked with the London 2012 team and also on the bid to bring the 2018 football World Cup to England – that it makes perfect sense to ask him what he thinks.

“On top of that he knows and loves LA – he lived here and ­became a big part of its scene.

“His involvement in the bid is very much low-key. He’s staying behind the scenes, rather than ­becoming a figurehead as he has on previous campaigns, but his input is very much valued and appreciated.”

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