On Wednesday, the International Olympic Committee met in Lima, Peru, and voted for Paris to host the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics and for Los Angeles to host the 2028 Olympics and Paralympics. After the vote, IOC President Thomas Bach said, “this is a win-win-win situation for Paris, Los Angeles, and the entire Olympic Movement.” The IOC and the two bid cities agreed on this decision earlier this year, but it was still a historic moment for two Summer Olympic host cities to be chosen at the same time. Bach said the votes for both cities were unanimous.
For Paris, the 2024 Olympics will mark the 100-year anniversary of the last time it hosted the Olympics in 1924. With this Olympics, it will become the second city to host three Summer Games.
The 2028 Olympics will be the third time Los Angeles has hosted the Summer Olympics as well. It previously held them in 1932 and 1984.
The race for the 2024 Olympics started with so many cities, and it’s exciting that at the end, we learned who won the 2024 and 2028 Olympics! It will be fun to follow the cities’ progress throughout their organizing process, and I can’t wait to go to both!