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    Paris and Los Angeles confirmed as hosts of 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games [Update Post #8]

    Los Angeles is set to announce it will host the 2028 Olympic Games, meaning Paris will stage the 2024 edition.

    In June, the International Olympic Committee voted to name hosts for successive Games - with just Paris and Los Angeles bidding - but it was unclear which would host in which year.

    Both cities had wanted to host the 2024 event.

    But at a news conference scheduled for 01:00 BST on Tuesday, the LA bid will announce it has agreed to host in 2028.

    A source close to the negotiations told BBC Sport that for LA to have accepted the 2028 Games there will have had to have been significant financial benefits that outweigh the benefit of hosting in 2024.

    In June, Los Angeles bid chair Casey Wasserman appeared to concede to Paris when he said: "We have never been only about 2024."

    However, a spokesman later told BBC Sport: "LA is the ideal host city for 2024 and is not conceding anything in the race for the 2024 Games."

    Paris has said it has to go first as the site it has earmarked for the Olympic Village will not be available for redevelopment after 2024.

    Budapest, Hamburg and Rome withdrew from the race for the 2024 Olympics.

    http://www.bbc.com/sport/olympics/40783315


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    It's gon be lit! America has waited so long to host the Olympics.


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    I think, LA will compete with Toronto at the last round. Toronto should win it because, LA already has 2 - if USOA is win it, they should prepare other Cities - Huston, NY, Boston, Miami, Dallas, Chicago or Philadelphia.

    So far, it has been St. Luis, LA, LA & Atlanta - need something from North East. I think, next 4 Olympics will be Tokyo, Paris, Toronto & Africa (Cairo, Jo'burg, Lagos, Casablanca ....)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMHS View Post
    I think, LA will compete with Toronto at the last round. Toronto should win it because, LA already has 2 - if USOA is win it, they should prepare other Cities - Huston, NY, Boston, Miami, Dallas, Chicago or Philadelphia.

    So far, it has been St. Luis, LA, LA & Atlanta - need something from North East. I think, next 4 Olympics will be Tokyo, Paris, Toronto & Africa (Cairo, Jo'burg, Lagos, Casablanca ....)
    I just HOPE Toronto stay out of it. City is a mess!!

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    Olympic Games: Los Angeles announces intention to host in 2028

    Los Angeles has announced its intention to host the 2028 Olympic Games, leaving Paris to stage the 2024 edition.

    In June, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) voted to name hosts for successive Games - with just Paris and Los Angeles bidding - but it was unclear which would host in which year.

    Both had wanted to host the 2024 event.

    Los Angeles bid committee chairman Casey Wasserman said "both cities now stand together ready to serve the Olympic and Paralympic movements".

    Meanwhile, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said "we're bringing the games back" in 2028, adding that "this deal was too good to pass up".

    Los Angeles staged the Olympics twice - in 1932 and 1984.

    A source close to the negotiations told BBC Sport that for LA to have accepted the 2028 Games there will have had to have been significant financial benefits that outweigh the benefit of hosting in 2024.

    Speaking on BBC World Service, LA City council president Herb Wesson said: "Two years ago, no-one thought we were even in the game, now here we are at the table.

    "We believe that in going for 2028 we might get some additional perks that would benefit the city but I think the most important thing is that it's a once-in-a-lifetime thing."

    Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said: "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.

    "As today's announcement shows, dialogue between the IOC and the two cities is progressing well. We are confident that a 'win-win-win' agreement can be finalised ahead of the IOC session in Lima."

    The IOC wanted LA and Paris to reach an agreement before the session in September and had they not, a vote to select the 2024 host would have been held.

    IOC President Thomas Bach welcomed LA's decision, describing the bid as "strong and enthusiastic".

    He added: "We are very confident that we can reach a tripartite agreement under the leadership of the IOC with LA and Paris in August, creating a win-win-win situation for all three partners.

    "This agreement will be put forward to the IOC Session in Lima in September for ratification."

    In June, Wasserman appeared to concede to Paris when he said: "We have never been only about 2024."

    However, a spokesman later told BBC Sport: "LA is the ideal host city for 2024 and is not conceding anything in the race for the 2024 Games."

    Paris has said it has to go first as the site it has earmarked for the Olympic Village will not be available for redevelopment after 2024.

    Los Angeles had argued that it could host a low-cost Olympics given that it already has all the necessary infrastructure in place, while Paris would need to build several expensive structures.

    The two cities were the only ones left in the race for 2024 after Budapest, Hamburg and Rome withdrew.

    Analysis

    Alex Capstick, BBC sports news correspondent

    LA will describe this as a victory, that they've brought the Olympics back to the USA for the first time since 2002, when Salt Lake City hosted the Winter Games, and that the IOC has provided financial benefits for agreeing to wait until 2028.

    But Paris is the real winner. The contest was for 2024 and the French capital has got what it wanted. It will mark the centenary of the last time it hosted the summer showpiece.

    The IOC will also attempt to portray itself as a winner. In reality this was a disappointing bidding contest involving just two, albeit strong, candidates.

    Boston, Hamburg, Rome and Budapest all withdrew, fearful of the costs associated with staging the Games and a lack of public support.

    Attracting potential host cities is a priority. The organisation now has time to do just that.

    http://www.bbc.com/sport/olympics/40783315


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    Quote Originally Posted by MMHS View Post
    I think, LA will compete with Toronto at the last round. Toronto should win it because, LA already has 2 - if USOA is win it, they should prepare other Cities - Huston, NY, Boston, Miami, Dallas, Chicago or Philadelphia.

    So far, it has been St. Luis, LA, LA & Atlanta - need something from North East. I think, next 4 Olympics will be Tokyo, Paris, Toronto & Africa (Cairo, Jo'burg, Lagos, Casablanca ....)
    Toronto needs to do something about its traffic, that city can't run on 401 anymore.

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    Oh God I live near LA; the traffic here is horrendous, this is going to be a disaster for the locals.


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    Paris and Los Angeles confirmed as hosts of 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games

    (CNN) After three failed attempts and 12 years after the demoralizing and disheartening loss to the London bid in 2005, Paris has finally been awarded the Olympic Games it has craved.

    On Wednesday, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed that the French capital would host the 2024 Olympics, while Los Angeles was awarded the 2028 Games.

    Both campaign teams summarized their bids in presentations at the 131st IOC Session in Lima, Peru, before the IOC voted to formally confirm the announcements.

    As part of the Paris presentation Wednesday, French President Emmanuel Macron spoke to the IOC members via video link.

    "This is a win-win-win situation for Paris, Los Angeles and the entire Olympic Movement," said IOC President Thomas Bach.

    With the two teams -- the final contestants of an initial six-strong field -- having already agreed to split the 2024 and 2028 Games, there was none of the usual pre-announcement nerves and tension.

    In unusual circumstances, the IOC announced two host cities at the same event, with Bach calling it a "golden opportunity" to award two Games simultaneously.

    It sees the Games return to the US for the first time since the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and marks the third occasion in which Los Angeles has hosted (1932, 1984).

    For Paris, however, the wait has been considerably longer. The city last held the Olympics in 1924, meaning 2024 will mark the 100-year anniversary of its previous hosting.

    It also means Paris will become the second city to hold three separate Summer Games, after London and before Los Angeles.

    Cost of staging Games

    Paris and Los Angeles were the only competitors left for 2024 after rival cities pulled their bids because of worries over cost.

    Hosting a modern Olympics practically guarantees massive debt and cost overruns. Researchers at Oxford's Saïd Business School estimate the cost overrun for the 2016 Summer Olympics, in Rio de Janeiro, was $1.6 billion.

    Officials from Paris and Los Angeles had stressed that their cities already have more than 90% of the facilities they need to host, reducing the additional cost.

    The Los Angeles planning committee estimates that the games will cost $5.3 billion.

    Wednesday's confirmation came against the backdrop of a possible international corruption scheme surrounding Brazil's 2016 Olympic bid.

    Earlier this month about 70 Federal Brazilian Police conducted raids in Rio de Janeiro as part of "Operation Unfair Play," which is being conducted in conjunction with French and US police.

    They are looking into allegations of purchasing of votes by members of the Brazilian Olympic Committee (BOC) to ensure Rio would be picked as a host city by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

    http://edition.cnn.com/2017/09/13/sp...280309PMVODtop


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    USA keeps hosting Olympics again a d again.

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    Why is Los Angeles hosting again?

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    Thank God Toronto didn't get it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Syed1 View Post
    Thank God Toronto didn't get it.
    Why? Would have resulted in a massive improvement in infrastructure. And the games are almost always hosted outside city limits

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    Quote Originally Posted by GBK_Fan View Post
    Why? Would have resulted in a massive improvement in infrastructure. And the games are almost always hosted outside city limits
    Last time we had the Pan-Am games a couple of years ago the entire city came to a grinding halt... Toronto is just too big and massive to afford massive influx of people and heightened traffic. LA has the same issue (infact even greater magnitude) so good luck to the residents of LA.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Syed1 View Post
    Last time we had the Pan-Am games a couple of years ago the entire city came to a grinding halt... Toronto is just too big and massive to afford massive influx of people and heightened traffic. LA has the same issue (infact even greater magnitude) so good luck to the residents of LA.
    How is Toronto during the film festival?


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    Quote Originally Posted by CricFan2012 View Post
    How is Toronto during the film festival?
    I live and work away from the downtown core... so I don't know what the traffic scene is in downtown because of the film festival, but I'm sure it is a mess because many of the streets have been shut due to the festival.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Syed1 View Post
    I live and work away from the downtown core... so I don't know what the traffic scene is in downtown because of the film festival, but I'm sure it is a mess because many of the streets have been shut due to the festival.
    traffic is always messed here regardless of festival or not. 401 is officially now wreck zone.
    Im glad that Toronto didnt got the olympic. Last thing city of Toronto need is Olympic.

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    Last thing any country needs is an Olympic games don't know how it works out for cities,Canada should host Winter Olympics which they are good for.


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    Total waste of money.

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