Los Angeles reaches deal to host 2028 Summer Olympics – New York News

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles officials are expected Monday to announce a deal with the International Olympic Committee to play host to the 2028 Summer Olympics, giving up a bid for the 2024 Games to Paris and bringing the Olympics back to the United States for the first time since 2002.

The city’s mayor, Eric Garcetti, plans to discuss the arrangement at a news conference, but city officials, speaking on condition of anonymity so as not to undercut their boss, confirmed that Los Angeles and the IOC had reached the agreement.

Already, Olympic officials had paved the way for an unusual dual announcement in the fall for the 2024 and 2028 Games. Both Los Angeles and Paris were bidding for the 2024 Games, with Paris favored.

Olympic officials, however, saw an opportunity that they considered a win for all, by awarding Paris 2024 and giving Los Angeles, whose games in 1984 are still held up as a financial and emotional success, 2028. It would also help the Olympic committee resolve its difficulty in finding host cities for the games, which have become financial headaches for many places.

Los Angeles would have the games for the third time, after 1932 and 1984. The Summer Olympics were last in the United States in 1996, in Atlanta. Salt Lake City played host to the last games in the country, the Winter Olympics in 2002.

The IOC is expected to formally announce the hosts for the games at a meeting in Lima, Peru on Sept. 13.

From the start, Los Angeles had made clear that while it preferred to have the Olympics in 2024, it would be willing to accommodate the 2028 Games. But that is not without risks.

The cost…

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