Kathy Carter said a no-build Games would allow organisers to focus on delivering impactful events for locals ©LinkedIn

Los Angeles 2028 chief executive Kathy Carter has said the host city has an embarrassment of riches, with a "no-build Games" allowing organisers to focus on delivering an impactful event for residents.

Carter made the comments when she attended an NBC Fan Fest event outside the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

The Fan Fest events have been held in recent years by NBC, as part of its Premier League Mornings Live programme.

NBC is the United States rightsholder for English Premier League matches, while the broadcast giant holds rights for the Olympic Games through to 2032.

Carter told NBC that the Los Angeles 2028 Summer Olympics and Paralympics would be a magnificent showcase for the city.

She highlighted the opportunity of hosting the Paralympic Games for the first time.

"To bring it back in seven short years, here to the Memorial Coliseum, as the heartbeat of what will be an unbelievable showcase for Los Angeles, it is nothing short of a dream," said Carter, who became chief executive last month.

"Probably the biggest difference will be that while it will be the first time for the Olympics, it will be the first time for the Paralympics.

"To be able to host those Games for the first time - where USC (University of Southern California) and the Coliseum will really be the heartbeat of those Games - it will be really exciting for us to showcase the Paralympians.

"It is an embarrassment of riches we have in Los Angeles.

"We are a no-build Games because with the Coliseum and so many other incredible venues we have.

"We can focus on all the other things we can do to leave an impact on Los Angeles, whether that means sustainability or bringing youth sports to Los Angeles, there are so many opportunities we have beyond the Games themselves."

Los Angeles 2028 has pledged to inject $160 million (£115 million/€136 million) into grassroots sport across the city.

The initiative, supported by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), is to ensure sport is more accessible for children.

The IOC agreed in 2017 to advance funds to the Los Angeles 2028 Organising Committee, after the city agreed to host in 2028 as part of an agreement which saw Paris awarded the 2024 Games.

The advance was made in view of the longer planning period and increased participation and access to youth sports programmes in the city in the years leading up to the Games.

Los Angeles previously hosted the Olympic Games in 1932 and 1984.