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Los Angeles, Paris Awarded 2024, 2028 Olympics by IOC
FABRICE COFFRINI/Getty Images The International Olympic Committee formally announced Wednesday the 2024 Summer Olympics will be held in Paris.
Los Angeles is then set to host the 2028 Summer Games. The Associated Press noted the choices were made without the "usual dramatic vote" due to an agreement between the IOC and the future host cities. In July, Adam Nagourney and Jere Longman of the New York Times reported Olympic officials considered the opportunity to lock in two host cities a "win for all" rather than having France's capital and L.A. battle for the 2024 Olympics without a plan in place for 2028. "Paris and Los Angeles are two amazing global cities that are united in their support of the Olympic cause and we stand together now to help the Games thrive in 2024 and 2028," Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo said. Paris is set take its place alongside London as the only three-time hosts of the Summer Games in 2024. Los Angeles will join the group four years later. France's most populous city will welcome the world's best athletes on the 100th anniversary of its last stint as host in 1924.
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