Sport Paris awarded 2024 Olympics, Los Angeles gets 2028 Games

21:35  13 september  2017
21:35  13 september  2017 Source:   Reuters

LA loves the Olympics, even though they're 11 years away

  LA loves the Olympics, even though they're 11 years away More than anything, the United States was looking for a city that liked the Olympics. After a debacle in Boston, where public support for hosting the games hovered at around 40 percent, the U.S. Olympic Committee turned to Los Angeles, which almost instantly commissioned a poll showing 88 percent of its residents supported bringing the Olympics back to the city.That signal of overarching public support has been a cornerstone of the city's bid, even though there are legitimate questions about whether anyone in Los Angeles is all that excited about an event that is still 11 years away.

The IOC ratified a proposal to award both the 2024 and 2028 Olympics this summer, paving the way for Los Angeles and Paris to both host the Games . Which city gets 2024 and which gets 2028 is to be decided after further negotiations among both cities and the IOC.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles reached an agreement Monday with international Olympic leaders that will open the way for the city to host the 2028 Summer Games , while ceding the 2024 Games to rival Paris .

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach attends the 131st IOC session in Lima© REUTERS/Mariana Bazo International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach attends the 131st IOC session in Lima

LIMA -- The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday awarded the 2024 summer Olympic Games to Paris and the 2028 edition to Los Angeles following a vote in the Peruvian capital.

Paris, which has hosted two previous Olympics, will stage the event 100 years after its last Games in 1924 while Los Angeles will also organize its third Games after 1932 and 1984.

There were no other candidates for either the 2024 or 2028 Games and the votes were a formality. IOC President Thomas Bach said the votes for both cities were "unanimous."

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Paris and Los Angeles To Get Token Exposure At Subdued Numberless IOC Session In Lima. BidWeek, Reporting from Lausanne, Switzerland - If the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Tuesday afternoon solidifies plans to award both the 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games at the same

Lima: The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday awarded the 2024 summer Olympic Games to Paris and the 2028 edition to Los Angeles following a vote in the Peruvian capital. Paris , which has hosted two previous Olympics

The IOC decided in July to award both Games at the same time, following the withdrawal of four of the six cities bidding for the 2024 Olympics, amid concerns about the size, cost and complexity of organizing the world's biggest multi-sports event.

Los Angeles then dropped its bid for the 2024 Olympics, for which it had been campaigning for over two years, in return for receiving the 2028 edition.

Paris, with a total Games budget of 6.8 billion euros ($8.09 billion), had failed with previous attempts to land the 1992, 2008 and 2012 Olympics.

The presence of French President Emmanuel Macron, who also spoke on Wednesday in a video message, at the IOC's extraordinary session in July in Lausanne was seen as crucial in sealing the deal for the French capital for 2024.

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.

It is the first time the IOC has awarded a Games 11 years in advance.

The Olympic body, however, was eager to secure the future of its prime product even if it meant handing out two editions at the same time after Boston, Budapest, Rome and Hamburg all pulled the plug on their bids mid-race, fearing high costs and local opposition.

French Olympic Committee chief 'cannot imagine' 2018 boycott .
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