The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee will hold a meeting June meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland, to discuss the possibility of awarding both the 2024 and 2028 Olympics at the same time, according to a report from InsideTheGames.
IOC President Thomas Bach will chair the one-day meeting, and according to InsideTheGames, “it seems virtually certain that (the IOC is) planning to press ahead with plans to award both the Los Angeles and Paris editions of the Games.”
Los Angeles and Paris are the only two candidate cities for 2024 as both Budapest and Rome have ended their candidacy within the past year, citing high costs. The IOC Evaluation Commission visited both Los Angeles and Paris in recent weeks and praised both cities plans to host the Games, but each city insists that it want only the 2024 Games, not 2028.
A vote on the host site for 2024 is currently scheduled for Lima, Peru, on Sept. 13, and it’s still likely that some sort of vote will take place, but according to InsideTheGames, Bach is expected to “exercise a tight grip on proceedings to ensure what he sees as the most favorable outcome.”
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