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.READ MORE: Canton Resident $1M Richer After Claiming Winning Texas Lottery Scratch Ticket
Both cities will host their third Olympics.READ MORE: Disney Closing Dozens Of Stores In The US And Canada This Year
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.
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