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Summer Olympics Go Hollywood LA Gets 2028 Games

Summer Olympics Go Hollywood LA Gets 2028 Games

The Los Angeles Council voted unanimously on August 11 to approve the contracts signed by the city government and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2028.

After three failed attempts and 12 years after the demoralizing and disheartening loss to the London bid in 2005, Paris has finally been awarded the Olympic Games it has craved. It previously hosted the Games in 1984 and 1932. That recommendation is expected to be ratified this week in Peru.

Both cities made presentations in their bids for hosting the games. With failing public and government support the latter two dropped out, leaving Paris and Los Angeles as the last two cities standing.

"I think it had an incredible impact on the city, both physically and emotionally", Wasserman, who was 10 years old for those Games, told USA TODAY Sports in May.

The last time two Olympic hosts were determined at once was in 1921, when the 1924 Paris and 1928 Amsterdam Games were awarded, according to Olympstats.com.

With both Paris and Los Angeles rated a "10" by IOC Evaluation Commission Chair Patrick Baumann after visits to the cities in May, Bach seized on the opportunity and proposed and engineered the tripartite deal that will secure "stability" for the Games for the next decade.

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Paris and Los Angeles have been awarded the honor of hosting the 2024 and 2028 Olympic games, respectively.

Both will go through the formalities of outlining their bids in 25-minute presentations to the International Olympic Committee membership starting at 12pm (1700 GMT) local time at Lima Convention Centre.

It mirrored a similar trend in the bidding for the 2022 Winter Olympics, when only two cities – Beijing and Almaty threw their hats into the ring. Numerous plans for 2028 are the same as they would have been if they were awarded for 2024.

Paris was a finalist for 1992, 2008 and 2012. "And I think we have a chance to do that again".

"LA is a city where the Games are not a barrier to making progress; we know that they are an accelerating force to re-envisioning a better city and a better world in the days ahead as we welcome you back to the City of Angels".

In September of that year, Los Angeles stepped back in as the USOC's pick to replace Boston. At the time, they committed to working out a deal that culminated with each city getting an Olympics on Wednesday.