The International Olympic committee(IOC) has announced the date of the 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games,The 2024 Olympic Games will be held in Paris followed by the 2028 event in Los Angeles.
The body has decided to part ways with its old fashion and announce the venue of both events at the same time,it was reported that IOC vote for both cities were unanimous.
The Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti was happy with the outcome and saw the announcement as something very positive for all concerned:
“Usually you have two or three cities crying in a corner, the press comes and says how do you feel to a group that’s just lost and there’s one glorious victor. When in this world I think we have enough losers today or enough divisions today or enough people who go after their dreams only to have them crushed. Today, I think we modeled something different; that dreams can come true for two cities.”
The city of Los Angeles began its quest to host the olympic Games in 2014 but was initially beaten by Boston,However the city of Boston dropped out due to cost claims.This made the United State Olympic Committee (USOC),to shift its attention to LA.
Initially,several residents of LA objected to hosting the Olympic Games but the Los Angeles City Council unanimousely backed the bid. the IOC has pledged to give at least $1.8 billion to the city with the aim of increasing participation and access to youth sports programs.
This will be third time that the city of Los Angeles has hosted the games but the 2024 will only be the second time in a century that the city of Paris will host the Olympic Games.
The Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo expressed his gratitude on hearing the announcement.
“Bringing the Olympic Games back to Paris after a hundred years is an immense happiness and, mainly, it is going be good for us,” “It is going to be really good for our country, for Paris. All we have said during this campaign, all the value we have given now we will be able to make it real and now a new extraordinary adventure is beginning.”
Originally both the city of Paris and Los Angeles were bidding for the sole hosting right of the 2024 olympics but the situation resolved itself after the Californian city agreed to wait an extra four years following guarantees on funding by the IOC.
The next Olympic games wiil be the 2020 Summer Olympics, that will be officially known as the Games of the XXXII Olympiad and will be held in the beautiful city of Tokyo.