September 13, 2017 2:04 pm
Updated: September 13, 2017 2:07 pm

Paris awarded 2024 Summer Olympics; Los Angeles gets 2028 Games

International Olympic Committee (IOC) member and Co-Chairman Paris 2024 Tony Estanguet gives a speech at the presentation of Paris 2024.

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The International Olympic Committee awarded the 2024 summer Olympic Games to Paris and the 2028 edition to Los Angeles following a vote in Peru’s capital city Wednesday.

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Paris, which has hosted two previous Olympics, will stage the event 100 years after its last Games in 1924 while Los Angeles will also organize its third Games after 1932 and 1984.

The IOC decided in July to award both Games at the same time, following the withdrawal of four of the six cities bidding for the 2024 Olympics, amid concerns about the size, cost and complexity of organizing the world’s biggest multi-sports event.

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