Paris and Los Angeles to host 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games

Paris and Los Angeles to host 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games

The International Olympic Committee, IOC has confirmed Paris and Los Angeles the hosts of the 2024 and 2028 summer Games respectively.

The IOC ratified the decision to allow the two cities host the 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games in the Peruvian capital Lima on Wednesday.

Paris gets the nod first to host and celebrate 100th anniversary of its last Olympics in 1924 while Los Angeles agreed to wait an extra four years after the IOC promised to assist with funds.

LA will have access to £1.8bn in shared revenue to begin early plans 11 years before the summer Games.

Both cities will join London as three time host of the summer Games. Los Angeles hosted it in 1932 and 1984 while Paris hosted in 1900 and 1924.

Paris and Los Angeles had been the only two candidates for the 2024 Games following Hamburg, Rome and Budapest withdrawal from the race.

The IOC voted in June to award the 2028 Games at the same time as 2024.

IOC President Thomas Bach was full of praise for the two cities.

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

“Ensuring the stability of the Olympic Games for the athletes of the world for the next 11 years is something extraordinary. These are two great cities from two great countries with a great Olympic history. Both cities are very enthusiastic about the Games and are promoting the Olympic spirit in a fantastic way,” said Bach.

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