Sunday, 24 September, 2017

LA, Paris picked to host future summer Olympics Games

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With failing public and government support the latter two dropped out, leaving Paris and Los Angeles as the last two cities standing.

"These are two great cities from two great countries with a great Olympic history". It previously hosted the Games in 1984 and 1932. Paris will also get to host on the centennial anniversary of the 1924 Olympics. It came after a year's worth of scrambling by International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach, who had only the two bidders left for the original prize, 2024, and couldn't bear to see either lose. The two cities were selected following a unanimous vote.

Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028 was ratified in the Peruvian capital Lima on Wednesday.

Mayor Eric Garcetti told the International Olympic Committee members that his city had no idea when it launched this campaign for the third Olympics for Los Angeles that it would lead to the 2028 Games.

Olympic track legend & birthday boy @MJGold joins fellow track star @allysonfelix & #LA2028 Vice Chair @janetevans in Lima for today's vote! Los Angeles vowed to deliver an environmentally, financially, and socially sustainable Games that inspire future bidding cities with a lasting, positive impact on the LA community. Only four have remained to the vote.

Wednesday's confirmation came against the backdrop of a possible worldwide corruption scheme surrounding Brazil's 2016 Olympic bid.

The successful bid will be announced an unprecedented 11 years before the actual Olympics are to take place.

Borne out of necessity and opportunity, the dual award presented a one-off solution for the IOC.

While historic, the decision has precedent.

"The Olympics and Paralympics are very popular in Los Angeles".

LA 2028, the renamed committee leading the city's bid, had proposed a balanced budget of $5.3 billion for '24 by utilizing existing venues and not building any new permanent structures just for the Games.

"We met some of the Beijing Olympic Games organizers in Rio when we worked as part of observer program to see how the Games were organized there". "And I think we have a chance to do that again". The IOC also agreed to funnel any of its profits from the Games back to the city.

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