2024, 2028 Olympic Games: Paris, Los Angeles win hosting rights

2024, 2028 Olympic Games: Paris, Los Angeles win hosting rights

2024, 2028 Olympic Games: Paris, Los Angeles win hosting rights

The last time it hosted the games was in 1924. "Los Angeles of course builds on the strong proposal that was put forward for 2024, while providing all the necessary guarantees to make us confident that the Olympic Games can be awarded 11 years in advance", said IOC Evaluation Commission Chairman Patrick Baumann.

Their subsequent report noted that LA 2028's Games Concept remains virtually unchanged from the 2024 plan, thanks to the bid's use of Los Angeles' world class existing sports infrastructure.

That reality hit hard when three of the original five bidders for 2024 - Rome, Hamburg, Germany, and Budapest, Hungary - dropped out, and the U.S. Olympic Committee had to pull the plug on its initial candidate, Boston, due to lack of public support. Saint-Denis will host the Olympic Village and other venues in 2024. After LA declared its candidacy for the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games on July 31, the IOC Evaluation Commission compiled a supplementary analysis following further consultations with LA 2028 bid leaders and subject matter experts, and further written submissions.

LA has also hosted the Games twice before, in 1932 and 1984, and its 2028 edition has the motto "Follow the Sun".

Los Angeles then picked up the baton to represent the United States in 2024.

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, center, speaks with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garrett, right, and Los Angeles International Olympic Committee member Anita DeFrantz, left, at the end of the IOC session in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017.

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Paris, with a Games budget of 6.8 billion euros ($8.09 billion), had failed with previous attempts to land the 1992, 2008 and 2012 Olympics.

The two cities are getting the hosting rights without the usual dramatic vote. "There are 11 years to maximise it for city and the movement".

"The Olympic Games is WBSC's first priority".

It wasn't such a bad idea considering the news still seeping out about a bid scandal involving a Brazilian IOC member's alleged vote-selling to bring the 2016 Olympics to Rio de Janeiro.

In a drama-free conclusion to a three-year bidding race, International Olympic Committee members voted unanimously to rubber-stamp a deal hashed out in July for Paris to be given 2024 and Los Angeles 2028. "Both cities are very enthusiastic about the Games and are promoting the Olympic spirit in a fantastic way", Bach added.

"Few governments want to risk the billions in cost overruns that have become synonymous with recent Olympics".

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