Olympic Games: Paris & LA to host 2024 & 2028 respectively

Paris to host 2024 Olympics Los Angeles gets 2028
LA Olympics: Los Angeles officially chosen as 2028 host city

13 September, 2017

The International Olympics Committee has officially awarded two cities with hosting summer Olympic Games - Paris in 2024 and Los Angeles in 2028.

In L.A., the torch above the peristyle of the Coliseum was lighted in celebration, and in Lima, Peru, the L.A. delegation presented their plan for the Games.

The Paris Games will come on the 100th anniversary of its last games - a milestone that would have made the French capital the sentimental favorite had only 2024 been up for grabs.

Now, the decade-long effort to upgrade facilities, public transit and other amenities in preparation for the Games begins.

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

As the tussle for 2024 unfolded, and as the field thinned to leave just Los Angeles and Paris, the IOC's determination to secure two high-quality bids for the next two summer games became apparent.

It sees the games return to the US for the first time since the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and marks the third occasion in which Los Angeles has hosted (1932, 1984).

Paris and Los Angeles were the only competitors left for 2024 after rival cities pulled their bids because of worries over cost.

It will also mark the third time that Los Angeles has hosted the Olympics following successful editions in 1932 and 1984.

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