The International Olympic Committee has approved a plan to name hosts for both the 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games simultaneously. With cities around the world reluctant to host the Olympics, only Los Angeles and Paris put forth bids for the 2024 Games.
Authorities confirmed rumors that have been circulating for weeks: LA will take the 2028 games and Paris the 2024. The deal means Paris will likely host the games on the 100th anniversary of its 1924 games.
For the first time in 100 years, hosting rights for two Olympic Games could be announced at the same time. IOC chief Thomas Bach has said the 2024 and 2028 hosts will be revealed in September.
With only two cities bidding to host the 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games, the IOC has decided to award both at once for the first time in nearly 100 years. Only one question remains: who will go first, Paris or Los Angeles?
The IOC is meeting in Peru this week, with the highlight meant to be the announcement of the hosts for the 2024 and 2028 Olympics. But recent events may cause delegates to have more pressing issues on their minds.
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