Paris awarded 2024 Olympics, Los Angeles to host 2028 Games

The IOC and Pyeongchang 2018 insist the Olympics will not be affected

The 2024 and 2028 Summer Olympics have officially been granted to Paris and Los Angeles, respectively, the International Olympic Committee announced with a unanimous vote on Wednesday at a session in Lima, Peru.

Mayor Eric Garcetti told the International Olympic Committee members that his city had no idea when it launched this campaign for the third Olympics for Los Angeles that it would lead to the 2028 Games.

After three failed attempts and 12 years after the demoralizing and disheartening loss to the London bid in 2005, Paris has finally been awarded the Olympic Games it has craved. In 1921, the IOC awarded the 1924 Games to Paris and the 1928 Olympics to Amsterdam, according to Olympic historian Bill Mallon. It will be the third time that the Olympics will be staged in both LA and Paris. Tokyo's budget for 2020 continues to balloon.

Unlike past elections for Olympic host cities when these final presentations might have made a difference in the IOC vote, neither city had to worry about losing.

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President Trump has pushed in recent months to secure the Olympic Games for Los Angeles, tweeting in July that he was "working hard" to bring the quadrennial event to the U.S. After the IOC's 2024 Evaluation Commission visited L.A. and Paris in May 2017, it issued a report praising both cities and describing L.A.'s bid as "forward-looking, innovative and vibrant".

Those Games are part of Los Angeles's long Olympic history.

In exchange for the compromise, LA will grab an extra 300 million dollars (£227 million) or more that could help offset the uncertainties that lie ahead over an 11-year wait instead of seven. Los Angeles protested, and was later selected as host of the 1932 Games. "And their best is as good as it can possibly get for the Olympic Games". There are also other plans on display including a new public transportation system and more energy efficient infrastructures.

"This is the moment Angelenos have been waiting for since we began our work to bring the Games back to Los Angeles, " L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti said over the weekend before leaving for Peru.

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