Paris to Host 2024 Olympics, Los Angeles Wins Bid for 2028 Games

Ruben Hill
September 13, 2017

Los Angeles has been awarded the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The awarding of the rights was sealed with the ratification of the Tripartite Agreement in Lima on Wednesday following a meeting of the IOC Executive Board.

In its final presentation to the International Olympic Committee today, LA 2028 highlighted the City of Angels' plan to create a New Games for a New Era by harnessing LA's unparalleled creative, storytelling assets to deliver the world's greatest sporting event in a low-risk, fiscally responsible and sustainable way.

"This is a win-win-win situation for Paris, Los Angeles and the entire Olympic Movement", said IOC President Thomas Bach.

There were no other candidates for either the 2024 or 2028 Games and the votes were a formality. The last USA city to host the summer Olympics was Atlanta in 1996.

For Paris, however, the wait has been considerably longer. The last time that happened was in 1921, when Paris again went first, hosting the 1924 games, while Amsterdam took the 1928 games.

It was a pre-determined conclusion that the International Olympic Committee ratified in a vote.

"Los Angeles loves the OIympics because the Games have lifted up our city twice before".

The Los Angeles 2028 Games, with a budget of $5.3 billion, will essentially follow the plan they had in place for 2024, including housing athletes at the UCLA campus.

The Los Angeles planning committee estimates that the games will cost $5.3 billion.

Earlier this month about 70 Federal Brazilian Police conducted raids in Rio de Janeiro as part of "Operation Unfair Play", which is being conducted in conjunction with French and U.S. police.

Dressed in a suit and Nike Air Force One trainers, Garcetti claimed their willingness to host the later event "was a reflection of our commitment" to the IOC and the Olympic Games.

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