Los Angeles confirmed as hosts of 2028 Olympic Games

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach speaks at a press conference after the 128th IOC session in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. After a debacle in Boston the U.S. Olympic Committee turned to Los Angeles

The IOC says Los Angeles, Paris and their National Olympic Committees have been working together in order to reach the agreement that was ratified by the IOC on Wednesday. While LA hosted its last Games 32 years ago, the Olympics start in Paris at the same time as the 100th anniversary of the city hosting its last Games.

With both Paris and Los Angeles rated a "10" by IOC Evaluation Commission Chair Patrick Baumann after visits to the cities in May, Bach seized on the opportunity and proposed and engineered the tripartite deal that will secure "stability" for the Games for the next decade.

That same commission offered further assessment of a Los Angeles bid this week, finding the chance to host the Games there in 2028 "would far outweigh the potential risk of awarding the Games 11 years in advance instead of seven years". Paris will host for the first time since 1924. Initially agreed to over the summer, the three-way deal followed an exodus of other bidders for the 2024 games, reported Ben Bergen, of member station KPCC, in June.

The decision Wednesday marks the first time the International Olympic Committee has granted two Summer Olympics at once.

The IOC subsequently chose to award the 2024 and 2028 Games at the same time, but the two cities had to decide which would go first.

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With both Los Angeles and Paris submitting bids widely seen as fiscally responsible, the International Olympic Committee made a decision to lock them both in to hosting duties. It last hosted in 1996 in Atlanta.

Olympics. It successful hosted to editions in 1932 and 1984.

"Forty-three domestic partnerships - that's three times their initial budget (of around $1 billion for domestic sponsorship) - and the gross amount is $2.8 billion, a remarkable achievement for domestic sponsorship", Coates said.

Los Angeles promised to deliver a low-priced model for the Olympic Games and would make LA 2028 one of the greenest Games in history.

Athletes will be using UCLA facilities such as Pauley Pavilion and the Los Angeles Tennis Center during the games, bid organizers said. The U.S. Olympic Committee originally selected Boston in January 2015 during its domestic bidding phase.

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