Los Angeles to Stage the 2028 Olympic Games
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced its agreement with the Los Angeles Olympic and Paralympic bid committee to host the games of the XXXIV Olympiad.
The announcement means the games will be held in LA for a third time, after the city previously held them in 1932 and 1984. The bid is expected to be in the region of $5.3 billion with the IOC contributing $1.8 billion.
This now clears the pathway for Paris to host the 2024 showcase, as both cities had originally declared interest in the event. IOC president Thomas Bach previously informed the two cities to work out a plan to share the two games and has therefore welcomed today’s decision.
He stated: "We are very confident that we can reach a tripartite agreement under the leadership of the IOC with LA and Paris in August, creating a win-win-win situation for all three partners."
The full IOC press release can be found here.
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