Paris to host 2024 Olympics, 100 years since its last Games

Paris and Los Angeles win bids to host Olympic Games in 2024 and 2028

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has confirmed Paris and Los Angeles as the Summer Olympics host cities for 2024 and 2028 respectively, through a vote by a show of hands on Wednesday in Lima, Peru.

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

Both cities had wanted to host the 2024 event after Hamburg, Rome and Budapest withdrew from the race. As well as being the 100 anniversary of the last Paris Games, 2024 is also the centenary of the French Baseball and Softball Federation.

The leader of the International Olympic Committee evaluation commission has told International Olympic Committee members he recommends Los Angeles for hosting the 2028 Olympics.

The IOC gave the nod at an extraordinary Session in July and LA then agreed to go for the Games 2028, which would have normally been awarded in 2021.

It was solved by Paris and Los Angeles, two cities with a storied tradition of Olympic hosting and an apparent understanding of Bach's much-touted reform package, known as Agenda 2020.

The entire French diplomatic network made the 2024 Paris bid a part of its dialogue with France's foreign partners and contributed to its promotion, while observing the rules of the IOC Code of Ethics.




It will also mark the third time that Los Angeles has hosted the Olympics following successful editions in 1932 and 1984.

This time, no unpleasant surprises for Los Angeles and Paris.

"L.A.is a city where the Games are not a barrier to making progress; we know that they are an accelerating force to re-envisioning a better city and a better world in the days ahead as we welcome you back to the City of Angels", he said, mentioning his 5-year-old daughter Maya, who will be 16 when the Olympics kick off in the city in 2028.

The two cities are getting the hosting rights without the usual dramatic vote.

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. A new IOC evaluation committee report nodded off the switch as LA now became the first city to have 11 years to prepare for the Games. "Both cities are very enthusiastic about the Games and are promoting the Olympic spirit in a fantastic way", Bach added.

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.

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