Paris to host 2024 Olympics, Los Angeles to follow in 2028

Paris to host 2024 Olympics, Los Angeles to follow in 2028

Paris was awarded the 2024 Olympics and Los Angeles the 2028 Games by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday, the first double allocation in nearly one century in reaction to several cities withdrawing their bids.

The news was not a surprise.

Los Angeles began its quest to host the Games in 2014, but was originally beat out by Boston.

After the International Olympic Committee confirms the award later Wednesday, Paris officials will unveil a display of the Olympic rings at the Trocadero plaza that overlooks the Eiffel Tower. The 2024 edition will be the 100th anniversary.

Parisians celebrate winning the 2024 Olympics bid.

After the announcement, representatives from the two host cities, the IOC and President Bach signed official contracts for the Olympic Games, respectively. After the wait of nearly 100 years, Paris has clinched the hosting of 2024 Olympics.

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Loud applause rang out at the Lima Convention Center shortly after the International Olympic Committee membership voted to approve a deal hashed out in July that arranged for Paris to be given 2024 and Los Angeles 2028.

The expected windfall comes as welcome news to the city, which is finally seeing improving tourist numbers, following its loss to London for the 2012 Games. These other cities eventually withdrew, citing lack of political support and budget issues. A few weeks ago, it was revealed that the cities would be hosts but a few hours ago, it was confirmed. However, the Olympic star has lost some of its sheen in the wake of corruption scandals at the IOC, concerns over community sustainability, and photographs of abandoned venues in recent host cities like Athens (2004), Beijing (2008), and Rio (2016).

Those 1984 Games essentially saved the Olympic movement after a decade of terror, red ink and a boycott sullied the brand and made hosting a burden.

The IOC was aware that it needed economically solid bids that were free from the taint of scandal. "Ensuring the stability of the Olympic Games for the athletes of the world for the next 11 years is something extraordinary", IOC President Thomas Bach said after a committee meeting in Lima, Peru.

The report follows the IOC Evaluation Commission's comprehensive inspection visit to Los Angeles in May.

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