LA gets official go-ahead to host 2028 Olympics

Lucy Bush
September 14, 2017

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach will visit LA at the end of the week, four days after the International Olympic Committee session in Lima ratifies the decisions for 2024 and 2028 on Wednesday. "By law I can't be mayor in 2028 but I will be a resident of Los Angeles and I'm excited to see what I can bring to the city".

"We think the result is extraordinary", Wasserman told AFP.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said in July the North will be given until the last minute to decide whether it will take part in the Olympics.

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Remarkably, Paris and LA have been unopposed for hosting rights, following the withdrawals of Boston, Budapest, Hamburg and Rome.

As the battle for 2024 unfolded, and as the field thinned to leave Los Angeles and Paris as the last bids standing, the IOC's determination to lock in two high-quality cities for the next two summer games became apparent.

"There was no plan B, to the extent where the games are based on the principle of the olympic truce", said Lee Hee-beom, chairman of the committee, having drawn up a state of play of the preparation before the IOC executive Board meeting in Lima.

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I will definitely be working hard to do that, or to help the team set up and get wins. We looked very carefully at our squad and we thought that was the best for the team.

The Olympic Agenda 2020 is the strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement, created to safeguard the uniqueness of the Olympic Games and strengthen the role of sport in society, with the other two pillars as "sustainability" and "youth".

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.

In Paris, celebrations outside the City Hall will commence shortly after the official signing of the Host City Contract.

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"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.

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