Sports fans around the world celebrated Olympic Day to commemorate the birth of the modern Games and promote fitness. But the citizens of Paris and Los Angeles had a little extra motivation. Both cities are hoping to host the 2024 Summer 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.
The Hungarian capital Budapest has withdrawn its bid to host the 2024 summer Olympics. The eastern European city withdraws after local opposition to the bid, clearing the way for Paris and Los Angeles.
A flight from Paris to Los Angeles was forced into an emergency landing in Canada after one of the engines sustained "serious damage." It's the second time this kind of incident has occurred on an Airbus A380.
Italy's Olympic Committee withdrew from the race to host the Olympic Games 2024 in Rome, after the city's mayor refused to back the bid. The refusal made the officials look like "fools", Committee chief Malago said.
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