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.
The most destructive wildfires in southern California's history continued to rage across Northern LA, threatening major coastal towns. The so-called Thomas Fire has already scorched an area larger than New York City.
Thousands have gathered in Paris to say goodbye to Johnny Hallyday, who died of lung cancer. Nicknamed the "French Elvis," Hallyday was nearly unknown in the English-speaking world but was a major star in France.
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.
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