the International Olympic Committee announces that Paris will host the 2024 Olympics, while Los Angeles will host the 2028 summer Games.
Filed: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 22:54 UK
Last Updated: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 22:56 UK
Paris and Los Angeles have been named as hosts of the 2024 and 2028 Olympics respectively by the International Olympic Committee.
Both cities had wanted to host the 2024 event, before LA agreed to wait an extra four years after the IOC made guarantees on funding.
The “tripartite agreement” between the IOC, Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028 was ratified in the Peruvian capital Lima on Wednesday.
The compromise sees both cities join London as three-time hosts of the summer Games, with Paris getting its wish to go first and celebrate the 100th anniversary of its last Olympics in 1924.
Meanwhile LA, hosts in 1932 and 1984, gets the certainty of a Games without a bidding contest and early access to at least £1.8bn in shared…