All is set as Paris and Los Angeles have been named as hosts for the 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games respectively.

 

Both Cities had presented their bids to host at the 131st International Olympic Commitee (IOC) session in Lima, Peru, before the IOC voted for confirmation.

 

Paris and Los Angeles had both wanted to host the 2024 edition, before Los Angeles agreed to step down to allow Paris the hosting right.

 

The French Capital City last hosted the event 100 years ago in 1924. It fell short with bids in 2008 and 2012 which saw Beijing elected to host the 2008 event during the 112th IOC session in Moscow, defeating bids from Toronto, Paris, Istanbul and Osaka. London however hosted the 2012 edition.

 

France President, Emmanuel Macron, has pledged to support Paris with funding. He spoke on Wednesday with the IOC members via a video link.

 

The City of Light and City of Angels were the only two Cities left vying for the 2024 Summer Games after Hamburg, Budapest and Rome all withdrew from the bidding race.

 

The Olympic Commitee voted in June, to award the 2024 and 2028 hosting rights for the Games. IOC President, Thomas Bach, had said the votes for both Cities were unanimous.

 

The City of Angels, Los Angeles had hosted the event in 1932 and 1984. The Los Angeles Planning Committee, estimate the sum of $5.3 billion for the 2028 Games

 

The Paris games would feature Marathon, Triathlon, and Open water swimming.

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Beach Volleyball would hold in nearby Champs de Mars, with Road Cycling to end on the Champs-Elyees which also played host to the Tour de France finals.

 

The Stade de France, where the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2016 finals where played, will be home for Athletics during the Games, while Showjumping and Dressage will be at the gardens of former Royal Palace, Versailles.

 

Meanwhile, Los Angeles seems to have all in place as the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum which hosted the 1932 and 1984 events will play the same role in the 2028 games.

 

The organizers plan to use the StarHub of the LA Galaxy for ruby and modern Pentathlon events comprising fencing, 200m freestyle Swimming, Showjumping, Pistol shooting and 3200m Cross-country run. The Santa Monica will host the volleyball events.

 

It also plans to convert the Baseball ground, Dedeaux field into an open air for swimming and diving.

 

Los Angeles Football Club 22,000 seater stadium which is under construction, will play host to football matches.

 

The Olympic Games comes up once in four years. Tokyo will host the 2020 events.

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