Los Angeles officially won the rights to organize the 2028 Summer Olympics on Wednesday, completing an unprecedented arrangement the International Olympic Committee struck earlier this summer to name the next two summer Games sites at once.
The deal, overwhelmingly approved by the IOC at its meeting in Lima, Peru, awarded the 2024 Summer Games to Paris and the 2028 version of the event to Los Angeles.
The vote brings the Summer Games back to the U.S. for the first time since 1996; the last Winter Games in the U.S. were held in Salt Lake City in 2002. Los Angeles previously hosted the Summer Games in 1932 and 1984. London is the only other city to host the Olympics three times.
“A Games on home soil is an extremely special opportunity that will allow us to grow and serve the Olympic and Paralympic movements for decades to come,” said Scott Blackmun, chief executive of the USOC. We couldn’t have found a better partner than Los Angeles.”
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