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2024 and 2028 Olympics to be officially awarded to Paris and LA

2024 and 2028 Olympics to be officially awarded to Paris and LA

Paris will now host the 2024 Summer Games followed by Los Angeles in 2028.

"We believe in it, it's just we are waiting for the signature and - yeah, we're excited, really".

Former Olympic host cities in the United States are displaying the Los Angeles 2028 logo the night before the city's official coronation as a future host city.

Los Angeles received concessions for agreeing to host four years later, including receiving a portion of the IOC's surplus from the Olympics to fund youth sports programs in the city.

With interest in hosting the 2032 Olympics lukewarm, IOC President Thomas Bach will be hoping Paris and LA can restore prestige to the event.

Hamburg, Rome, Budapest and Boston all fell by the wayside during the competition, reflecting the political difficulties in persuading voters that staging the Olympics is worth the multi-billion-dollar price tag.

Los Angeles City Hall displays the bid colors.

Johnson's last outing at the Olympics came in Sydney in 2000, where he successfully defended his 400m title, but the 50-year-old will have no feelings of envy towards any competitors when the Games return to U.S. soil in 2028.

The IOC Ethics Commission has contacted Brazilian courts to ask for information about a corruption investigation concerning the 2009 vote that awarded the 2016 Olympic Games to Rio de Janeiro.

The allegations swirling around Rio's bid revived memories of the Salt Lake City bribery scandal, which led to 20 International Olympic Committee members being either kicked out of the Olympics' ruling body or pleading guilty to accepting bribes for votes.

"There's no plan B, as the Olympics are based on an Olympic truce", Lee told reporters.

The latest case forced Bach onto the defensive on Monday during a press conference in which he was repeatedly asked about his handling of the affair.

"All our sympathy and thoughts are with the victims and the families who have lost relatives in this natural disaster and with those who have lost their homes and livelihoods", Bach said, adding that the International Olympic Committee would monitor the need for additional funding, after the initial assessment was completed.

"On the contrary, we could feel support for our position".


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