Compromise sets 2024 Games in Paris, 2028 in L.A.
The Olympic Committee of the auction in Los Angeles in 2024 officially announced Monday that the city has an agreement with the International Olympic Committee as host of the 2028 Summer Games.
The decision means that Paris will host the 2024 Olympic Games and mark the return of the Summer Games in the United States for the first time since 1996 in Atlanta. Los Angeles (1932, 1984, 2028) and Paris (1900, 1924, 2024) will join London as the only cities to host three Olympic Games.
Los Angeles redefines “commitment” in last duel of Olympic nominations
There were no “losers” in this last battle in the Olympic bidding. Instead, with Los Angeles agreeing to the headquarters of the Summer Games 2028 and Paris in the year 2024, we are seeing a great change in the Olympic paradigm.
The Los Angeles candidacy committee announced the agreement in a statement, describing the basic terms that were reached with the International Olympic Committee as part of the agreement.
As part of the host city agreement, the IOC must contribute at least $ 1.8 billion to help bring Los Angeles to the longest planning period. According to the statement, that amount could exceed $ 2 billion if future budgets take into account potential changes in sponsorship deals and new marketing contracts.
The Los Angeles candidacy committee also thanked the Trump Administration, the White House Office on Innovation and the US Senate and House of Representatives for their support of the offer: “The team offers USOC and Los Angeles thanks Greatly their strong commitment to bringing the Olympic and Paralympic Games to the United States, “the statement said.
“This is a historic day for Los Angeles, for the US and for the Olympic and Paralympic movements in the world,” Garcetti said in the statement.
“This agreement with the IOC will allow us to sow a legacy of hope and opportunity that will raise every community in Los Angeles – not in 11 years, but from now on and continuing in the years before the Games 2028 LA will set our path To Los Angeles the healthiest city in the United States, making youth sports more affordable and accessible than ever. ”
Speaking to reporters at a soccer stadium in Carson, just outside Los Angeles, Garcetti said the 2028 proposal was the better of the two, promising to bring millions of dollars in additional benefits. The agreement “was too good to let go,” said the mayor.
The final obstacle is the approval of the City of Los Angeles Council and the Board of the United States Olympic Committee; Council spokesman Caolinn Mejza said the pact should be considered by the final meeting this week.
The route to an unprecedented double prize was raided last month in Switzerland, where IOC members unanimously approved the recommendation of the Executive Council to give the 2024 Games and in 2028 the remaining two candidate cities, Paris and Los Angeles . After this vote, Garcetti and the mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo joined the stage to celebrate.