Paris and LA Confirmed as Hosts for the 2024 and 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Paris and LA Confirmed as Hosts for the 2024 and 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Paris and Los Angeles have been declared as hosts of the 2024 and 2028 summer games respectively by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

IOC president Thomas Bach announced the agreement with Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and said the votes for both cities were "unanimous".

Both cities originally showed interest in hosting the event in 2024, before the LA bid team agreed to wait an additional 4 years, clearing the pathway for Paris to host the 2024 showcase. Paris and Los Angeles had been the only two candidates for the 2024 Games after Hamburg, Rome and Budapest withdrew from the race.

The Paris and LA campaign teams summarised their bids at the IOC Session in Lima, Peru, before the IOC voted to formally confirm the announcements.

The full IOC press release can be found here.

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