IOC Awards Paris 2024, Los Angeles 2028 Olympics

The International Olympic Committee has officially selected the host cities for both of the next two Summer Olympics, naming Paris to host 2024 and Los Angeles to host 2028.

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. While a number of major cities dropped out of the bidding (including the original United States bid city, Boston), Paris and L.A. emerged as the frontrunners. But as the race heated up, rumblings around the process began to suggest the IOC was interested in awarding each city with an Olympic Games, deciding on a 2028 host more than a decade out.

Paris’s bid, in general, was focused only on 2024 and not interested in hosting four years later. So when Los Angeles agreed to host the 2028 Games back in July, it seemed all but settled that Paris would get the first crack in 2024, followed by L.A. four years later.

Today’s IOC decision officially confirms that. It’s the first time the IOC has awarded two bids at once.

It will be the third time for each city hosting the Olympic Games. Paris was uniquely interested in 2024 as that marks the 100th anniversary of the last time Paris hosted the Olympics. Paris hosted in 1900 and then again in 1924 before a lengthy layoff.

Los Angeles hosted the 1932 Olympics, and then hosted again in 1984. They’ll be the first Summer Olympic host in North America since Atlanta in 1996.

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Leonardmatt

Ye

Caeleb Dressel WILL get 7 golds in Tokyo

Nu. Ledecky will be old by 2028

Sir Swimsalot

She’ll be 32 years old…don’t be so sure. Many swimmers are now having success at that age…plus, she’s fricken’ Katie Ledekcy

Caeleb Dressel WILL get 7 golds in Tokyo

True, but Phelps is the only 31 year old who has won a gold medal in a 200 meter event. Ledecky specializes in in 200-1500. Maybe she will be able to win, hopefully.

By then I’d expect her to have developed a lot more speed to become more of a 100-200 (maybe still 400) swimmer.

SwimmerForever

No surprise there, but still congrats

I hope the French can handle the security requirements for this massive event.

Paris is getting the Games after 100 years. The 1924 Games are the ones depicted in the movie “Chariots of Fire.”

Caeleb Dressel WILL get 7 golds in Tokyo

Ok ok, nothing could have prevented 2015 Paris attacked

Except not letting those people in

Preach

They were French & French – Belgians .. The problem was France sent them to Syria to overthrow Assad & being young men & it not happening they returned go France frustrated.

ERVINFORTHEWIN

Ha ha

Agreed, biggest reason I am against France holding it, I am not sure where they will be in terms of security in 8 years.

Mike Anderson

And the US is much safer?

Uh yeah. Pulse and San Bernadino and I guess the Boston bombers are all that comes to mind.

Only bombers count? In this case, the last one in France was 20 years ago.

But if you include planes, I must remind you of 2001.

ERVINFORTHEWIN

Where will be the World in 7 years ???? Big question …..I would say : Changed and very different . So we dont know how the French or any other Country will handle the situations at hand .

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