UPDATE: IOC Officially Announces Los Angeles as Host of the 2028 Summer Olympics • Long Beach Post

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UPDATE | The LA 2028 campaign tweeted this morning that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has officially confirmed that Los Angeles will be the host city of the 2028 Olympic & Paralympic Games.

Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia retweeted the announcement, adding that “Long Beach will be a huge part of it!”

“Congratulations to Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028! This historic double allocation is a ‘win-win-win’ situation for the city of Paris, the city of Los Angeles and the IOC,” IOC President, Thomas Bach, said in a statement.

The official announcement was made during the session of the IOC meeting in Lima, Peru today which was attended by Garcia as well. IOC Media tweeted out several quotes made by Paris and Los Angeles city officials and Olympic committee members during the convention.

“Bring[ing the] Games back to LA will change the lives of thousands of kids here,” said four-time Olympic champion and vice chair of the LA 2024 (now LA 2028) committee Janet Evans.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti was quoted during the session saying, “The Olympics will spur a bold vision for our city.”

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

PREVIOUSLY: The 2028 Summer Olympics Will Reportedly Land in Los Angeles, Long Beach

7/31/17 at 11:30AM | It looks like Long Beach will get to host seven Olympic events in 2028, when the Summer Games will land in Los Angeles, according to the Los Angeles Times which reported today that the city “has reached an agreement with Olympic leaders on terms that will pave the way for hosting the Summer Games in 2028 instead of 2024, according to a source close to the negotiation.”


 

The IOC is expected to make an announcement later today, according to the Times, although whether Los Angeles would host the 2024 or 2028 games was to be announced officially in September. That’s not to say this recent development was not to be expected.

The IOC voted on July 11 to award both Summer Olympics simultaneously in September, with Paris organizers insisting on hosting the ‘24 games “because they said the planned Olympic village will not be available in ’28,” according to reports.


 

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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