LA 2024, the group organizing the 2024 Olympic bid for Los Angeles, is pledging to harness the popularity and technology of esports for their efforts to bring the Games back to the U.S. In a press release, the LA 2024 acknowledged the recent League of Legends World Championships, held in a sold-out Staples Center this past weekend, as inspiration for the announcement.In a statement, LA 2024 Chairman Casey Wasserman said we view esports immense global popularity and continued advances in digital technologies as tremendous tools for reconnecting millennials with the Olympic movement.21,000 fans turned out for the 2016 World Championships final, and millions tuned in on Twitch and other broadcast services. In comparison, the Olympics saw declining viewership among 18-to-49 year olds, a demographic keen to esports, as the average age of a North American esports viewer was found by research firm EEDAR to be 24 to 27.Wasserman also notes technology surrounding both esports and the culture of Los Angeles as a potential area to leverage for 2024 events. Recent tournaments like Worlds and The International have utilized virtual and augmented reality, as well as presentation tools and streaming, to elevate the tournaments presentation.Harnessing the power of new technologies like virtual and augmented reality to promote healthy lifestyles will be a key objective as we seek to create a new Games for a new era in 2024, said Wasserman. Jason Kidd Jersey . - The Oakland Raiders re-signed offensive lineman Khalif Barnes on Friday. Joe Johnson Jersey .J. -- New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz will miss the rest of the season after having surgery on his left knee. https://www.cheapsunsonline.com/879z-stephon-marbury-jersey-suns.html . Louis Blues. Shane Hnidy joins Brian Munz for the broadcast on TSN 1290 Radio at 7pm ct. Walter Davis Jersey .Y. - Nelson Mandela will be honoured by the New York Yankees with a plaque in Monument Park. Gary Gregor Jersey . Pedro scored from a pass by Lionel Messi in the 33rd minute and added two more goals in the 47th and 72nd after Valdes saved his second penalty in four days following his stop in Wednesdays 4-0 over Ajax in the Champions League.Northern Irelands Chris Brunt has been ruled out of Euro 2016 after surgery on a knee injury. West Brom have confirmed Brunt ruptured a cruciate ligament during the weekend win over Crystal Palace and is expected to miss six months.And the 31-year-old, a regular during qualifying, will now be denied the chance to play at his countrys first major finals appearance since 1986. Northern Ireland boss Michael ONeill told Sky Sports News HQ: Its very sad to see a player miss out on the chance to go to the finals given hes played so long in a Northern Ireland shirt. Michael ONeill says Chris Brunt will still play an important part at Euro 2016 Im devastated for him, and the rest of the lads will be, but thats the nature of football and we just have to support him at this difficult time.ddddddddddddAlbion boss Tony Pulis told the club website: Its a big blow for Chris and everyone is feeling for him right now. Brunt ruptured a cruciate ligament during West Broms win over Crystal Palace It will be disappointing for us not to have him for the rest of the season because he is a terrific player who gives the team great balance.But obviously it is made even more cruel because it has denied him a career highlight with Northern Ireland this summer. Also See: N Ireland latest N Ireland fixtures N Ireland stats Table Live on Sky West Brom video West Brom fixtures West Brom stats Get ￡10 free bet ' ' '