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Olympic Venues Confirmed For 2024 And 2028

The International Olympic Committee has selected Los Angeles as the Host City of the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games, returning the Summer Games to the United States for the first time since Atlanta 1996. The two cities were selected following a unanimous vote. While LA hosted its last Games 32 years ago, the Olympics start in Paris at the same time as the 100th anniversary of the city hosting its last Games.

Paris and Los Angeles bid leaders joined International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach on stage as the award was confirmed, embracing after an outcome hailed as a "win- win-win" by the IOC.

"You were the first cities to fully benefit from the reforms of the Olympic Agenda 2020".

Los Angeles and the USOC jointly launched the LA bid on September 1, 2015, and shifted the candidature from 2024 to 2028 on July 31, 2017, after coming to terms with the IOC.

Both cities made presentations with speeches and videos.

"Most of the citizens of Los Angeles are excited about the Games and excited to bring the Games back to Los Angeles".

Paris and Los Angeles had been the only two candidates for the 2024 Games after Hamburg, Rome and Budapest withdrew from the race.

The Los Angeles 2028 Games, with a budget of $5.3 billion, will essentially follow the plan they had in place for 2024, including housing athletes at the UCLA campus. Los Angeles' Games plan is second to none and will have a far-reaching impact domestically and overseas.

Paris last hosted the games in 1924.

Johnson's last outing at the Olympics came in Sydney in 2000, where he successfully defended his 400m title, but the 50-year-old will have no feelings of envy towards any competitors when the Games return to USA soil in 2028.



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