Janet Evans

Chief Athlete Officer
LA 2028

Janet Evans is a three-time Olympian in the sport of swimming with four gold medals and one silver medal to her name. A key leader of Los Angeles’ bid to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Evans is putting her firsthand experience as an athlete and her deep institutional knowledge of the global and U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movements at the service of LA28. In her current role, Janet spearheads the effort to ensure athletes are at the heart of LA’s plans for the Games.
Evans joined LA28 in September 2015, and represented the committee on the global stage, speaking at dozens of events and culminating in a speech at the 131st International Olympic Committee Session in Lima, Peru, where the IOC officially awarded LA the 2028 Games. Prior to the Los Angeles bid, Evans was an ambassador for the Olympic and Paralympic Bid Committees for New York 2012 and Atlanta 1996.
In the pool, Evans broke seven world records during her athletic career, and is the winner of 17 international titles, 45 U.S. national titles, five world championship titles and 7 NCAA titles. She was inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame in 2004 and the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 2001.
She was a student athlete at the University of Southern California (USC), and graduated with a B.A. in communications. In 2018, she was honored with Sports Business Journal’s Game Changers award.