Olympic Games: Paris & LA to host 2024 & 2028 respectively

Eiffel Tower
Olympic rings were wheeled into position in front of the Eiffel Tower before Wednesday's announcement

Paris and Los Angeles have been named as hosts of the 2024 and 2028 summer Games respectively by the International Olympic Committee.

Both cities had wanted to host the 2024 event, before LA agreed to wait an extra four years after the IOC made guarantees on funding.

The Paris Games, which had fallen short with bids for 2008 and 2012, will mark 100 years since it was last held in the French capital.

Los Angeles hosted it in 1932 and 1984.

Paris and Los Angeles had been the only two candidates for the 2024 Games after Hamburg, Rome and Budapest withdrew from the race.

The IOC voted in June[1] to award the 2028 Games at the same time as 2024.

The Californian city wanted the earlier Games because of its readiness to host while Paris said its prospective site for the Games would not be available for redevelopment after 2024....

Legendary sprinter Carl Lewis - who won four gold medals at LA 1984 - was part of a news conference to announce the city's bid for 2028

References

  1. ^ voted in June (www.bbc.co.uk)

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