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Paris And Los Angeles Announced As Hosts Of 2024 & 2028 Olympic Games

14 September 2017

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

Both cities made presentations in their bids for hosting the games.

The city entered the contest for '24 along with Paris, Hamburg, Rome and Budapest, but one by one cities dropped out, leaving only Paris and L.A. Over the summer the International Olympic Committee announced its desire to award both the '24 and '28 Games at the same time, if L.A. and Paris agreed.

Paris is set take its place alongside London as the only three-time hosts of the Summer Games in 2024.

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Tokyo will have five new sports - also including karate, skateboarding, sports climbing and surfing - as the International Olympic Committee looks to boost the Games' appeal among a younger audience.

The 2028 bid will bring the Summer Olympics back to the United States for the first time since 1996, when the bid was given to Atlanta.

The outcome of this campaign was known since August, and the announcement of the american city not to ultimately aim for that 2028 after the principle of the double award was voted on by the IOC.

That confirms what seemed more and more apparent this summer as the two cities vied against one another in the bid process for the 2024 Games.

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The Los Angeles presentation featured IOC members Anita DeFrantz, Larry Probst, who is also president of the U.S. Olympic Committee and Angela Ruggiero, chair of the IOC Athletes Commission.

Each host city can propose the inclusion of sports that are popular in their country for their own Games. L.A. loves the Olympics because the Games have lifted up our city twice before.

Those Games are part of Los Angeles's long Olympic history. Los Angeles protested, and was later selected as host of the 1932 Games. Numerous plans for 2028 are the same as they would have been if they were awarded for 2024.

LA, meanwhile, gets the certainty of a Games without a bidding contest and early access to at least €2 billion in shared revenue to kick-start its legacy plans 11 years early.

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Casey Wasserman, chair of the bid, wearing sneakers with his suit, promised to deliver Games that will be "California cool". For the first time in a generation, we are bringing the Games back to the City of Angels.

Paris And Los Angeles Announced As Hosts Of 2024 & 2028 Olympic Games