LA to host 2028 Olympics

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks during a press conference to make an announcement for the city to host the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games 2028 at Stubhub Center in Carson outside of Los Angeles Calif

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach will visit USA city of Los Angeles this weekend, following the IOC Lima Session which is set to confirm LA as 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games host city, said LA 2028, Los Angeles' Olympic organizing committee, on Monday. It concludes that the many opportunities presented by holding the Olympic Games 2028 in Los Angeles would far outweigh any potential risk of awarding the Games 11 years in advance instead of seven years.

"The report confirms that Los Angeles is ready to host the Olympic Games 2028", a statement by the IOC quoted Patrick Baumann, the chair of the 2028 Evaluation Commission.

Estanguet, a canoe champion, praised the Olympics as an inclusive event that should bring positive change to the world.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today released the report of the Evaluation Commission 2028, which was tasked with analysing Los Angeles' proposal after the city announced its intention to become a candidate for the Olympic Games 2028 on 31 July.

It was a Parisian, Pierre de Coubertin, who reinvented the ancient Greek games as a modern global sports competition at the turn of the past century.

Past Olympic hosts had seven years to prepare from when they were awarded the Games to their staging, compared to LA's 11. He was held in connection with an an illegal ticket sales scheme.

The suspension of other senior International Olympic Committee members, doping at the Sochi 2014 Winter Games in Russian Federation and criticism of costs and security risks have also weighed on the Games' appeal.

"We will watch closely but now, here, we are concentrating on the future", Bach told reporters upon arriving in Lima on Thursday.

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