The LA 2024 bid committee has added two people from very different worlds to its board of directors.
"I was here for the 1984 Games, and I saw a city that was united and honored to welcome the world," said Johnson, who is a co-owner of the Dodgers. "As a former Olympian, I'm proud to join the LA 2024 team and give them 'an assist.'"
Durazo has a long history of union work. The powerful Los Angeles County figure -- who helped elect politicians, boost wages and push through major development projects -- currently serves as vice president for Unite Here, which represents workers in a range of industries.
LA 2024 figures to need union support as it moves forward with a campaign that must earn continuing approval from local government.
Bid committee chairman Casey Wasserman said of the new appointees: "Together they bring a great diversity of talent and expertise, with each one addressing key aspects of the bid."