Baku, August 1, AZERTAC
Los Angeles announced its intent to host the 2028 Olympics on Monday, paving the way for Paris to host in 2024 in a deal hailed as a win-win-win for both cities and the Olympic movement, according to AFP.
Los Angeles had been in a race with Paris to follow Tokyo 2020 as the 2024 host with the winner to be named by the IOC on September 13 in Lima.
But the possibility that Los Angeles would abandon a 2024 bid and instead accept the 2028 Games has been growing since the IOC decided in July that it would attempt to award both Games at its Lima meeting.
Paris had remained insistent on hosting in 2024, on the 100th anniversary of the city's 1924 Olympics.
IOC president Thomas Bach said he was confident any remaining hurdles could be cleared.
"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," he said.
"This agreement will be put forward to the IOC Session in Lima in September for ratification."
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