Los Angeles makes offer to host Summertime Olympics in 2028, clears method for 2024 Games in Paris

By AFP|Updated:31 st July 2017

Los Angeles makes offer to host Summertime Olympics in 2028, clears method for 2024 Games in Paris
Los Angeles makes offer to host Summertime Olympics in 2028, clears method for 2024 Games in Paris

UNITED STATES: Los Angeles officially revealed its quote for the 2028 Summer Olympics on Monday after settling on an offer that leads the way for Paris to host in 2024.

“The Los Angeles Olympic and Paralympic bid committee in cooperation with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), today revealed its intent for Los Angeles to host the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games 2028 and its contract with the Host City Contract 2028,” the LA quote committee stated in a declaration, validating earlier remarks from city authorities.

Paris, Los Angeles’ only competitor in bidding for 2024, would then host the Olympics on the 100th anniversary of the 1924 Paris Games.

The offer likewise will bring the Summer Olympics to Los Angeles for a 3rd time, after the city staged the Games in 1984 and 1932.

The possibility that Los Angeles would desert a 2024 quote and accept the 2028 Games rather has actually been growing considering that the IOC chose in July that it would award both the 2024 and 2028 Games in a vote in Lima in September– successfully making sure that the 2 prospects will each host a Games.

Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti stated recently that the city “would be dumb” not to accept host in 2028.

There were some obstacles to be conquered, with Los Angeles requiring to make sure monetary offers it had actually protected for 2024 would still be feasible 4 years later on.

Information of the contract were not right away readily available, and it was unclear if LA 2024 had actually had the ability to protect any extra financing or monetary concessions to balance out any issues raised by the hold-up.

The United States last hosted the Summer Olympics in Atlanta in 1996, while the Winter Games were kept in Salt Lake City in 2002.

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