Los Angeles officially awarded 2028 Olympics

September 13, 2017

Well, it's now official, the 2028 Olympics are coming to Los Angeles.

The Session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) meeting today in Peru elected Paris as host city of the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad 2024, and Los Angeles as the host city of the Games of the XXXIV Olympiad 2028.

The IOC, Los Angeles, Paris, and their National Olympic Committees have been working together in order to reach the agreement that was ratified by the IOC Session today.

"Congratulations to Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028. This historic double allocation is a ‘win-win-win’ situation for the city of Paris, the city of Los Angeles, and the IOC," said the IOC President, Thomas Bach.

The idea of a Tripartite Agreement came to light after a working group of IOC Vice-Presidents studied the possibility of a double allocation of the Olympic Games 2024 and 2028. The working group was set up in March 2017.

For the IOC, the dual allocation takes away the stress of finding a host until 2032, no small feat considering the growing reluctance of many cities willing to take on the expense of an Olympics.

"It is hard to imagine something better. Ensuring the stability of the Olympic Games for the athletes of the world for the next 11 years is something extraordinary," Bach commented.

Los Angeles last hosted the games in 1984, one of the most financially successful Games in history, despite the boycott that year from the Soviet Union and many of its allies.

"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," Bach added.

By Staff of TheDailySportsHerald.com and news services

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