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Olympic double: IOC says yes to Paris in 2024, and LA for 2028

Olympic double: IOC says yes to Paris in 2024, and LA for 2028

September 13, 2017 02:08 PM

LIMA, Peru (AP) - Paris will host the 2024 Summer Olympics and Los Angeles will stage the 2028 Games - a pre-determined conclusion that the International Olympic Committee has officially ratified in a history-making vote.

The decision Wednesday marks the first time the IOC has granted two Summer Olympics at once. It came after a year's worth of scrambling by IOC president Thomas Bach, who had only the two bidders left for the original prize, 2024, and couldn't bear to see either lose.

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Both cities will host their third Olympics.

The Paris Games will come on the 100th anniversary of its last games - a milestone that would have made the French capital the sentimental favorite had only 2024 been up for grabs.

Los Angeles moved to 2028, and will halt a stretch of 32 years without a Summer Games in the United States.

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