Los Angeles to host 2028 Olympics, 2024 Games in Paris: Reports
Los Angeles has reportedly reached an agreement with the Olympic organisers to host the 2028 Summer Olympics, while 2024 Games will be awarded to Paris.Updated: Jul 31, 2017 23:54 IST
Los Angeles will host the 2028 Summer Olympics after reaching a deal with Olympic organisers, the Los Angeles Times reported on Monday, citing an unnamed source close to the negotiation.
The agreement paves the way for the 2024 Summer Games to be awarded to Paris. An announcement from the International Olympic Committee was expected later on Monday.
Reuters could not immediately confirm the report.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office said he and other proponents of the city’s bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games would make an announcement to the news media at 5 p.m. PDT (0000 GMT).
A formal announcement about which city would host and when was not expected until September when the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is set to meet in September in Lima, Peru.
Los Angeles had argued that it could host a low-cost Olympics given that it already has all the necessary infrastructure in place, while Paris would need to build several expensive structures.
But recent bids by Paris had been passed over and many felt the French capital was due to get the nod for the 2024 Games, which will mark 100 years since the last time it hosted a Games.
Garcetti in June had indicated that while Los Angeles would prefer to host the Games in 2024, it was not opposed to playing host in 2028.
First Published: Jul 31, 2017 23:38 IST