The United States has not hosted an Olympics since 2002, but the next one is on the schedule. Los Angeles will be the host for the 2028 Summer Olympic Games, according to various reports. This will be the cities third time hosting the games as the Olympics were held in Los Angeles in 1932 and 1984.
Los Angeles reportedly will host the 2028 Olympics after the city reached a deal with the IOC. https://t.co/kPZOZCllOR
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The report of the Los Angeles games comes with the new that Paris will be the host of the Summer games in 2024. The two cities were competing hard to host in 2024, but both will end up hosting the games. Paris hosted the summer games back in 1924, and will be celebrating an anniversary.
While the competition between Paris and Los Angeles was fierce for the 2024 bid, there was a noticeable absence of other cities and countries in contention. Hosting the Olympics is not cheap and puts a great deal of stress on the infrastructure of a city. Unless they can afford to make changes or the proper systems are already in place, hosting the Olympics can be more trouble than they are worth.
The official announcement of the bids is expected later today, and LA Mayor Eric Garcetti is expected to hold a press conference to formally announce the bid. It will be interesting to follow reaction once the official announcement is made. The 2018 winter Olympics will take place in Pyeongchang in Korea, and the 2020 Olympics will return to Tokyo for the first time since 1964.