Los Angeles agrees to host 2028 Olympics after Paris in 2024
By Associated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles has reached an agreement with international Olympic leaders that will open the way for the city to host the 2028 Summer Games.
City Council President Herb Wesson‘s office on Monday confirmed the deal.
Spokeswoman Caolinn Mejza says the pact is expected to be reviewed by the council later this week.
The agreement to be formally announced later Monday follows a vote earlier this month by the International Olympic Committee to seek a deal to award the 2024 and 2028 Games.
Paris is widely seen as the favorite for 2024.
With the agreement, Los Angeles would get 2028.
The deal would make L.A. a three-time Olympic city, after hosting the 1932 and 1984 Games.
The U.S. will host its first Olympics since 2002 (and first Summer Games since 1996). Paris will host for the first time since 1924.
The U.S. ends its longest drought between hosting an Olympics since the 28-year gap between 1932 and 1960. It failed in bids for 2012 (New York City) and 2016 (Chicago).
Paris was a finalist for 1992, 2008 and 2012.
The last time two Olympic hosts were determined at once was in 1921, when the 1924 Paris and 1928 Amsterdam Games were awarded, according to Olympstats.com. LA and Paris will join London as the only cities to host the Olympics three times.