Summer Olympics: Los Angeles agrees to host 2028 Games; Paris gets 2024

Aug 1, 2017 09:09 IST

Summer Olympics: Los Angeles agrees to host 2028 Games; Paris gets 2024= Los Angeles formally announced its bid for the 2028 Summer Olympics after agreeing on a deal with the Olympic organizers. This deal with Olympic organizers paves the way for Paris to host the Summer Olympics in 2024.

With this Los Angeles will be hosting the games for the third time since it first hosted in 1932. It last hosted Olympics in 1984.

Games in Paris, the French capital, marks 100 years since the last time it hosted the Games. Paris last hosted the Olympics in 1924 and had narrowly lost out to London for the right to host the 2012 Games.

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The Los Angeles Olympic and Paralympic bid committee in cooperation with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced the same on 31 July 2017. The LA bid committee said in a statement that Los Angeles will host the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games 2028.

Los Angeles had been in a race with Paris to host the 2024 Games, with the winner to be named by the IOC on September 13 in Lima, Peru.

The two cities, namely Los Angeles and Paris, were competing for the 2024 Summer Games after several other contenders withdrew.

NOTE: The 2020 Summer Olympics will be hosted by Tokyo, Japan.

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