Paris named host city for the 2024 Summer Olympics

The newly elected LA 2028 Olympic Games committee issued a heartfelt congratulation to IOC Member, LA84 Foundation Honorary President and LA 2028 Senior Advisor for Legacy, Anita DeFrantz, on her election as one of four IOC Vice Presidents for the second time in her long career, twenty years after her first election.

The International Olympic Committee unanimously selected Los Angeles as the host city for the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games on Wednesday.

"The city of Paris will be a magnificent Olympic Park and transforming some of the world's most lovely and historic sites into temporary stunning stages for sport will provide unforgettable images around the globe".

Los Angeles then dropped its bid for the 2024 Olympics, for which it had been campaigning for over two years, in return for receiving the 2028 edition.

It will now be monitored by the IOC and the World Anti-Doping Agency past December, until both organisations are satisfied that changes have been made, the Olympic organisation said.

Some 83 percent of residents in Los Angeles County said they want L.A.to host the Olympics in 2028 in the survey.

They followed that up with the Games of the 23rd Olympiad, in 1984. The next Summer Olympic Games in 2020 will be held in Tokyo, Japan. Both cities are very enthusiastic about the Games and are promoting the Olympic spirit in a fantastic way'.

The official cost of the London Games rose to 8.77 billion pounds, or 9.8 billion euros/$11.6 billion at today's exchange rates, from an initial bid estimate of around half that figure.

"We have all the sports infrastructures we need already".

The French capital has set a relatively modest budget of 6.6 billion euros. There are also other plans on display including a new public transportation system and more energy efficient infrastructures.

The LA 2028 CEO expressed wish to cooperate and share experience with China in preparing for the world's most grand sporting event.

"We met some of the Beijing Olympic Games organizers in Rio when we worked as part of observer program to see how the Games were organized there". "We will investigate that case and will report at the IOC Session in February in (South Korea's) PyeongChang".

Los Angeles has hosted the Games twice before - in 1984 and 1932.

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