2024, 2028 Olympic Games: Paris, Los Angeles win hosting rights

  • 2024, 2028 Olympic Games: Paris, Los Angeles win hosting rights

2024, 2028 Olympic Games: Paris, Los Angeles win hosting rights

Macron spoke from the Caribbean, where he has been visiting French territories badly hit by Hurricane Irma.

As if to show they're not anxious about today's vote, members of the Los Angeles bid committee wore sneakers to their presentation. "With this team, I am very proud and moved to bring the Games back to Paris".

Wasserman, mayor Eric Garcetti and U.S. Olympic gold medalist Allyson Felix are presenting, as the IOC prepares to award 2024 to Paris and 2028 to LA later this afternoon. Paris will host the 2024 Olympics 100 years after hosting the games for the second time. "We're two great cities, it's two great Olympic hosts and it's going to be two great games".

The IOC selected Tokyo to host the next Summer Olympics, in 2020.

After Patrick Baumann went through the commission's report, International Olympic Committee members had no questions. Los Angeles proposed a $5.3 billion budget for 2024 (to be adjusted for 2028) that included infrastructure, operational costs - everything.

The IOC President, Thomas Bach said the votes for both cities were "unanimous". It also will be the first time the Summer Games are held on American soil since the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.

The protest in a park in the east of Paris was called by a group opposed to Paris hosting the games, largely because of the expense.

This was one of those rare Olympic moments where everyone walked away a victor. Los Angeles has hosted the Games twice before - in 1984 and 1932.

With the blessing of the 130th IOC Session that met in Lausanne in July, the IOC, Los Angeles, Paris and their National Olympic Committees have been working together in order to reach the agreement that was ratified by the IOC Session today.

Because it is certain of getting the 2024 Olympics, Paris has been able to plan its celebrations in advance. Saint-Denis will host the Olympic Village and other venues in 2024. The Olympics are all but in the bag.

Both Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028 officials expressed their excitement at the decision to award their cities the Olympic Games.

The two cities are getting the hosting rights without the usual dramatic vote. With fewer cities vying to host the games as costs connected to the biannual event surge, the International Olympic Committee said at the time it would award the 2028 games simultaneously.

The public in many cities, especially those in the Western democracies that have hosted the majority of these games, is no longer eager to approve blank checks for bid committees and governments that have to come up with the millions simply to bid for the Olympics, then billions more to stage them if they win. It bid unsuccessfully for the games of 1992, 2008 and 2012.

Both the 2014 winter Games in Russia's Sochi and the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics were mired in controversy over corruption, embezzlement and doping allegations, dealing a major blow to the reputations of the event and the IOC.