Olympic Games Awarded to Paris 2024 and LA 2028

Posted: Sep. 13, 2017 8:00 am Updated: Sep. He said France will "prepare for these games with all of our energy".

Los Angeles leaders were equally ecstatic. "Well, what you see onstage here today reflects who we are, and the unique brand of California cool that we will bring to the 2028 Games". Paris officials were adamant about not waiting an extra four years, while Los Angeles officials were more amenable to hosting in 2028.

Like Los Angeles, Paris has hosted two Summer Games, in 1900 and 1924.

Former U.S. Olympic cities Lake Placid, Squaw Valley and St. Louis also were to light up venues.

Los Angeles then picked up the baton to represent the United States in 2024.

After Patrick Baumann went through the commission's report, International Olympic Committee members had no questions.

Wasserman said both he and Los Angeles 2028 chief executive officer Gene Sykes would remain in their current positions through 2028.

Congratulations are in order for two cities set to host the Olympics.

He added: "On this journey, we are together with all of our stakeholders and partners because Olympic Agenda 2020 is a paper for all of our stakeholders".

Protesters huddled under a rain covering.

This was one of those rare Olympic moments where everyone walked away a victor.

But, the USA market is still "fairly underdeveloped compared to other markets around the world" when it comes to awareness of the Paralympic Movement, according to newly elected IPC President Andrew Parsons. As of Wednesday, LA 2028 has $50 million in place for liability insurance as well as insurance against a breach of the Host City Contract Los Angeles has signed with the IOC.

The cauldron was lit early Wednesday morning at the stadium that was the site of the 1932 and 1984 Olympics.

"This historic double allocation is a "win-win-win" situation for the city of Paris, the city of Los Angeles and the IOC", said the IOC President, Thomas Bach.

Because it is certain of getting the 2024 Olympics, Paris has been able to plan its celebrations in advance.

The International Olympic Committee made the official announcement at a meeting in Lima, Peru on September 13.

Paris will have the traditional seven-year time frame to answer that. The Olympics are all but in the bag.

And once the International Olympic Committee was looking at just two bidders, as NPR's Tom Goldman reported, it was down to a matter "of who'd get what".

"I think it's a very positive message about the value of the Olympic movement and the value of the Olympic Games", said Sergei Bubka, the Olympic champion pole vaulter, who is an honorary member of the IOC.

Among his immediate tasks will be a vote-buying scandal involving last year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. It bid unsuccessfully for the games of 1992, 2008 and 2012.

Both cities will host their third Olympics.

Vanessa Coleman

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