IOC approves awarding 2024, 2028 Olympics to LA, Paris

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    The IOC ratified a proposal to award both the 2024 and 2028 Olympics this summer, paving the way for Los Angeles and Paris to both host the Games.

    Which city gets 2024 and which gets 2028 is to be decided after further negotiations among both cities and the IOC. LA and Paris both prefer 2024 over 2028.

    “One of them would put their hand up for 2028 and that same city would vacate 2024,” IOC vice president John Coates said.

    If an agreement can’t be reached, only the normal 2024 Olympic vote will happen in September between LA and Paris, the two remaining 2024 finalists.

    http://olympics.nbcsports.com/2017/07/11/olympics-2024-2028-los-angeles-paris/
     
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    My guess is that Paris gets 2024 (100 year anniversary of last Paris Games) and LA takes 2028
     
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    http://www.latimes.com/sports/sportsnow/la-sp-2028-olympics-deal-20170731-story.html

    Details emerge in deal to bring 2028 Summer Olympics to Los Angeles

    After weeks of negotiations with the International Olympic Committee, Los Angeles officials have reached a deal to host the 2028 Summer Games under terms they hope will generate hundreds of millions in savings and additional revenues.

    The agreement will bring the Olympics back to Southern California for a third time, after Los Angeles hosted in 1984 and 1932. It also opens the door for the 2024 Games to be held in Paris.

    “It has been certainly a roller coaster,” L.A. bid chairman Casey Wasserman told The Times, adding that IOC officials “showed a real willingness to be thoughtful and creative.”

    Initial reactions to the revised contract between the city and the IOC were mixed.
     
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    I think 2028 is actually the better option for LA. A long time to build anything they need, although one of the draws of the city is that there already are nearly enough facilities to run the games without having to build any new stadiums.
     
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