Olympics-Paris awarded 2024 Olympics, Los Angeles gets 2028 Games-IOC

by Reuters
Wednesday, 13 September 2017 17:48 GMT

LIMA, Sept 13 (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday awarded the 2024 summer Olympic Games to Paris and the 2028 edition to Los Angeles following a vote in the Peruvian capital.

Paris, which has hosted two previous Olympics, will stage the event 100 years after its last Games in 1924 while Los Angeles will also organise its third Games after 1932 and 1984.

The IOC decided in July to award both Games at the same time, following the withdrawal of four of the six cities bidding for the 2024 Olympics, amid concerns about the size, cost and complexity of organising the world's biggest multi-sports event.

(Reporting by Karolos Grohmann; Editing by Toby Davis)