Los Angeles to Get 2028 Olympics, Paris to Host 2024 Games

By Paul Riegler on 31 July 2017
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IMG_8924In an historic and unusual dual announcement, officials said that Los Angeles will play host to the 2028 Summer Olympics while Paris will welcome the 2024 games.

The move mark the first time the Olympics will be held in the United States since 2002.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said that the plan is “a major step toward bringing the Games back to our city for the first time in a generation and begin a new chapter in Los Angeles’ timeless Olympic story.”

Both Los Angeles and Paris were in close contention for the 2024 Games and Olympic officials saw the dual announcement as a win-win situation given that it has had difficulty in attracting potential host cities in recent years and the fact that the 1984 Olympic games that were held in Los Angeles are still considered a model for a financially and operationally successful Summer Olympics.

The 2028 Games will be the third time Los Angeles has been the host city, after 1932 and 1984. The last Summer Olympics to be held in the United States was in 1996 in Atlanta, while Salt Lake City played host to the 2002 Winter Olympics

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