Los Angeles Agrees To Host 2028 Summer Olympics; Paris Awarded 2024

The city of Los Angeles will be hosting the 2028 Summer Olympics in 11 years. The city reached an agreement with Olympic officials that would bring the Games back to the City of Angels for the first time since 1984. Los Angeles previously hosted the Games in 1932 and 1984. Inside the Games reported that the announcement is official under the terms of the Host City Contract 2028.

With Los Angeles’ announcement as the 2028 host city, Paris will officially take hold as the 2024 host. The Olympics will return to Paris for the first time since 1924 as it also hosted in 1900. This will be the third time for both Paris and LA to have hosted the games. LA previously hosted in 1932 and 1984.

The International Olympic Committee will be contributing $1.8 billion and will advance funds to a Los Angeles Organizing Committee and aims to increase participation and access to youth sports programs in the city in the years leading up to the games.

Los Angeles will also be exempt from other payments while retaining the option of selling domestic sponsorship in categories not covered by the IOC. They will also be allowed to keep all surplus profit that they make.

LA mayor Eric Garcetti said in May that the youth funding would be a target concession in return for settling for a later date.

Los Angeles originally started its campaign as the 2024 host city, but the IOC saw formidable options in both Paris and Los Angeles and was in favor of awarding the next two Games to the two cities.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the IOC has already agreed to advance a $180 million interest-free loan to cover the Organizing Committee’s operating costs as well as initial youth sport support.

“This is an historic day for Los Angeles, for the United States and for the Olympic and Paralympic Movements around the world,” said Garcetti today.

“Today, we take a major step toward bringing the Games back to our city for the first time in a generation and begin a new chapter in Los Angeles’ timeless Olympic story. This agreement with the IOC will allow us to seed a legacy of hope and opportunity that will lift up every community in Los Angeles– not in 11 years’ time, but starting now and continuing in the years leading up to the Games.”

It has been expected that LA would take the 2028 Games as Paris officials had expressed disinterest in waiting another four years to host.

“The IOC welcomes this decision of the Los Angeles Olympic and Paralympic Bid Committee,” added IOC President Thomas Bach.

“They presented a strong and enthusiastic candidature that embraces the Olympic Agenda 2020 sustainability priorities by incorporating existing facilities and encouraging the engagement of more youth in the Olympic Movement. Therefore, we are very happy that as part of this Host City Contract, we are able to expand the impact of city youth sports programming and encourage the healthy lifestyle of Angelenos for the next 11 years. We are very confident that we can reach a tripartite agreement under the leadership of the IOC with LA and Paris in August, creating a win-win-win situation for all three partners.

“This agreement will be put forward to the IOC Session in Lima in September for ratification.”

To read the full report from the LA Times, click here.

To read the full report from Inside the Games, click here.

67 Comments

67 comments

  1. JT Ahumada

    Lia Savannah Ahumada Perez where do you want to go?

  2. Katie Davis

    Kelly Korba lets go to the swimming in LA!!!

  3. Colleen Hazlett

    Wait, they weren’t suppose to pick until September.

  4. Genaro Gonzalez

    Marco Beltran Bernal Daniel Troncoso Alejandro Garcia Kique Rodas 👍✌️👊

    • Bill Youmans

      Makes sense – most of the venues are already built

    • Jessica Unicomb

      Yea chris told us today, that’s pretty cool ☺️

  5. Suzanne Maranto Baker

    Awesome considering you now have to be a fully developed athlete in swimming my daughter will be the perfect age of 28 to actually make an Olympic team. Olympic swimming isn’t for amateurs anymore.

    • Noel Young

      My little brother has made the trials twice and was finally an Olympian this last time!
      Anything is possible! Save now, you could be pleasantly surprised! 😍
      Check out Jacob Pebley!

    • Suzanne Maranto Baker

      Noel Young that is awesome! Yeah my daughter is 17 and she has been swimming for 11 years. She has a JR now and working toward an Olympic Trials cut! Being a late bloomer she has always worked twice as hard as everyone else!! 😍

    • Noel Young

      Suzanne Maranto Baker I love it! We’ll be watching for her!
      Anything is possible! It’s so fun to say my brother is an Olympian!

    • Suzanne Maranto Baker

      Noel Young thank you for the encouraging words. I love my daughter and I’m so proud of her already. Hopefully one day she can be there but I will love her the same no matter what happens!! Very cool about your brother! I think I have heard of him! My daughter trains under Mark Schubert and Coach Rose!

    • Lyne Campbell

      Noel Young Jacob got a bronze medal in Budapest during the World Championship, you must be very proud of him 😉 there’s a new generation of brilliant US swimmers coming, I’m so excited to see them swim in the future 😀
      Greetings from a French girl totally cheering for #TeamUSA ☺🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

    • Peter Mooney

      The peak age for a woman is at most 23. You’re an idiot.

    • Noel Young

      Aww! Thanks Lyne!! He’s truly the sweetest kid ever too! Thanks for supporting him and all of TeamUSA!

    • Lyne Campbell

      Be sure I’ll be in the grandstand (with my to US flag!) to watch him race, in Paris 2024 !!! 😁🎖💪

  6. Mark Caraveo

    Elon Musk better get going on those hyper tunnels.

  7. Krissy Holland

    Awesome!!! Charlotte LA and Paris – let’s go!

  8. Stef Jac

    You will see our daughter Kaylah Green competing there for the US Swim team!! #KaylahUSA2028

  9. avatar

    bull crap buyout politics……the worlds not going to be caring about la in 2028….its going to be a parking lot and Paris….its going to get attacked some way…just watch

  10. Julie Ward-Destang

    Therron Herelle, Antoine Destang, Karic Charles, Ethan Hazel, hope you all are getting ready…

  11. Abby Jean

    So I know what I’m doing in 2024!

  12. Sondra Isom

    Nora, we are going together come hell or high water!

  13. Jette Maar

    Lauge og Gaya😅 håber vi skal afsted der👊🏼👍💪♥️😂

    • Sondra Isom

      We might be old, but it’s such a bucket list for me since I didn’t get to do Sydney with you!

  14. Favi Godfrey

    Perry Godfrey if Mir keeps it up, these could be her 1st Olympics

    • Lorena Cifuentes Aguirre

      Tenemos que ir chewa !! A ver o como sea pero tenemos q ir tú y yo piénsalo jaja ahorremos jaja

  15. Jacob Winn

    Marlene Shepherd Winn Paris??

  16. Katie Loomis

    Kellyn Caldwell meet you in Paris?? 🇫🇷🎉

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Andy Ross graduated Cum Laude from Southern Illinois University where he studied Radio and Television and Journalism. He is a native of West Lafayette, Indiana and has been on board with Swimming World since January 2015.

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