Los Angeles is ceding the hosting of the 2024 Olympics to Paris in exchange for holding the event four years later. LA officials have announced they have come to a deal with the International Olympic Committee, a month before the planned vote.
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.
During a recent visit to Berlin, IOC President Thomas Bach called for the rights to host the 2024 and the 2028 Olympics to be awarded at the same time. Bach also said that the IOC needed to adjust to a new zeitgeist.
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.
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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