‘America’s diversity is our greatest strength’ – Highlights of Allyson Felix’s Speech in Los Angeles Olympic bid

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We just finished our presidential election, and some of you may question America’s commitment to its founding principles.

I have one message for you: Please don’t doubt us. America’s diversity is our greatest strength.

America needs the games to help make our nation better, now more than ever.

We’re also a nation with individuals like me, descendants of people who came to America, not of their own free will but against it. But we’re not a nation that clings to our past, no matter how glorious or how painful. Americans rush toward the future.

I believe L.A. is a perfect choice for the 2024 Games, because the face of our city reflects the face of the Olympic Movement itself.