Late this afternoon, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and LA City Council President Herb Wesson will join LA 2024 and the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team to announce that a deal has been reached with the International Olympic Committee to host to the 2028 Summer Olympics, according to a spokesperson for the LA Olympic committee. The 2024 Games go to Paris.
Three weeks ago, on July 11, the International Olympic Committee unanimously awarded the Summer Games to both Los Angeles and Paris. Garcetti appeared onstage at the IOC headquarters in Switzerland moments after the unanimous vote with Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo to offer members their appreciation. They joined hands with IOC President Thomas Bach in a moment of triumphant celebration.
“This is a proud day for Los Angeles and for Olympic and Paralympic Movements in America,” Garcetti said in a statement. “We’re thrilled with the IOC’s decision today, which is a major step forward in making LA’s Olympic dream a reality.”
Today, Garcetti continued, “two of the world’s greatest cities, with outstanding but different proposals, stand ready to serve and advance the Olympic and Paralympic movements and their values. We look forward to working with the IOC and Paris in the weeks ahead to turn this golden opportunity into a golden future together.”