LA Officially Named Host Of 2028 Summer Olympics

IOC Awards Paris 2024 Los Angeles 2028 Olympics

The Summer Olympics are returning to the United States.

The two sports, which were thrown out of the Olympics after 2008, will make a one-off comeback at the 2020 Games in Tokyo - in a country where they are hugely popular - after organizers requested their inclusion under new International Olympic Committee (IOC) rules.

The awarding of the rights was sealed with the ratification of the Tripartite Agreement in Lima, Peru, on Wednesday following a meeting of the IOC Executive Board. Bach is in Lima for the Wednesday IOC session to vote on the host cities for the next Olympics.

Los Angeles, meanwhile, adds to its storied Olympic history.

The city's quest to host its third Games has been filled with plenty of twists and turns. In English, Hidalgo promised Olympics that would be transforming not just for Paris, but other cities across the world.

The IOC's vote went as expected after months of moving toward an unusual dual award of the Games.

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"This historic double allocation is a "win-win-win" situation for the city of Paris, the city of Los Angeles and the IOC".

Paris's bid, in general, was focused only on 2024 and not interested in hosting four years later. Los Angeles saved itself from any major Olympic Village costs by moving its plans to the dorms and campus at UCLA.

Wednesday's confirmation came against the backdrop of a possible worldwide corruption scheme surrounding Brazil's 2016 Olympic bid. Only four have remained to the vote.

Loud applause rang out at the Lima Convention Centre shortly after the International Olympic Committee membership voted to approve a deal hashed out in July which arranged for Paris to be given 2024 and Los Angeles 2028.

The move made sense because there have been so few candidate cities, so with two viable bids, Olympic leaders warmed to the idea of locking up summer hosts for the next 11 years.

Los Angeles and Paris have put together very inspiring projects. "The notion that "L.A.is going to have the Olympics, one way or another" isn't necessarily true, as many opportunities still exist to intervene and stop them entirely".

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It was two years ago that L.A.'s effort appeared to be over after the city lost to Boston in a competition to become the sole American bidder.

The London 2012 Games raised about $1.1 billion, while Rio de Janeiro in 2016 had claimed it had slightly surpassed London, but final accounts are sketchy given the current investigations for corruption linked to Olympic Games projects in Brazil. Peter Ueberroth set the model for a modern Games, turning a profit that funded the LA 84 Foundation, which has been funding youth sports programs since.

The race began early in 2015 with a different USA candidate but the abysmal public support for Boston forced that city to part ways with the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) who turned to Los Angeles instead just days before the application deadline.

In September of that year, Los Angeles stepped back in as the USOC's pick to replace Boston.

"Many times every city is working so hard.to build the infrastructure, they can't think about the environment, they can't think about the economy, they can't think about the health of their people".

"Now, I know what you're thinking. these LA guys seem pretty laid back", Wasserman said.

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