Los Angeles awarded 2028 Olympics

Lynette Rowe
September 13, 2017

Paris and Los Angeles have been officially confirmed as the respective hosts of the 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Both campaign teams summarized their bids in presentations at the 131st IOC Session in Lima, Peru, before the IOC voted to formally confirm the announcements. The two cities were selected following a unanimous vote.

The decision Wednesday marks the first time the International Olympic Committee has granted two Summer Olympics at once.

It will also mark the third time that Los Angeles has hosted the Olympics following successful editions in 1932 and 1984. "Ensuring the stability of the Olympic Games for the athletes of the world for the next 11 years is something extraordinary", said the IOC President, Thomas Bach, on the IOC website.

"You were the first cities to fully benefit from the reforms of the Olympic Agenda 2020".

United States Olympic Committee Chairman and U.S. IOC Member Larry Probst said: "Today is one of the most significant days in the history of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic movements - and it's one we've been waiting to celebrate for many years".

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There were no other candidates for either the 2024 or 2028 Games and the votes were a formality.

Paris and Los Angeles were the only competitors left for 2024 after rival cities pulled their bids because of worries over cost. Los Angeles' Games plan is second to none and will have a far-reaching impact domestically and overseas.

It also means Paris will become the second city to hold three separate Summer Games, after London and before Los Angeles.

Mayor Eric Garcetti argued in July that the longer wait would be worth it for Los Angeles.

Paris last hosted the games in 1924.

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