On Wednesday at the 131st session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Lima, Paris and Los Angeles were approved as host cities of the summer Olympic games in 2024 and 2028, respectively. About it informs the press service of the organization.
Held a formal vote was uncontested. The decision was made in advance and approved unanimously.
Initially to host the Games-2024 claimed five cities, but the final applications were submitted by only Paris and Los Angeles. Hamburg, Budapest , and Rome withdrew from the race due to the high cost of the competition and the lack of support from the population.
The decision on one-time choice of capitals was taken last summer of an extraordinary session of the IOC and the reluctance of the Committee to lose any of the two candidates who fully meet the development strategy of the Olympic movement. The bid committees of the Paris and Los Angeles agreed to such a proposal.
“It’s a win-win situation for Paris, Los Angeles and the IOC, – TASS quoted the statement of the head of the IOC Thomas Bach. – It’s hard to imagine something better. The stability of the Olympic games for athletes around the world for the next 11 years is something extraordinary. It’s two big cities of two great countries with great Olympic history. Both cities with great enthusiasm for the fantastic Games and promote the Olympic spirit”.
Each of the cities will host the Olympics for the third time. The French capital has hosted the Games in 1900 and 1924, Los Angeles – 1932 and 1984.
The current situation is not the first in the history of the Olympic movement, when the capital of two of the Olympics are determined simultaneously. In the late ‘ 70s in a similar way, share the Game between Moscow (1980) and Los Angeles (1984).