- Host cities for two more Olympic Games have been confirmed
- Paris has won the right to hold the 2024 event, Los Angeles will stage it in 2028
- The International Olympic made the announcement on Wednesday
- It is the first time the IOC has unveiled two host cities at the same time
Paris will host the 2024 Summer Olympics and Los Angeles will stage the 2028 Games – a pre-determined conclusion that the International Olympic Committee has officially ratified in a history-making vote.
The decision Wednesday marks the first time the IOC has granted two Summer Olympics at once.
It came after a year’s worth of scrambling by IOC president Thomas Bach, who had only the two bidders left for the original prize, 2024, and couldn’t bear to see either lose.
International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach (centre) poses for pictures with Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo and Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti
Paris will take the 2024 Olympic Games, with LA playing host to the 2028 edition
Both cities will host their third Olympics.
The Paris Games will come on the 100th anniversary of its last games – a milestone that would have made the French capital the sentimental favorite had only 2024 been up for grabs.
Los Angeles moved to 2028, and will halt a stretch of 32 years without a Summer Games in the United States.