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Paris lost out to London in the race for the 2012 Games, while Los Angeles hosted the Games in 1932 and 1984

The hosts for the 2024 and 2028 Olympics will be announced at the same time, with Paris and Los Angeles set to stage the Games as the only candidates.

The International Olympic Committee has voted in favour of naming hosts for successive Games on 13 September.

Budapest, Hamburg and Rome withdrew from the race for the 2024 event.

Paris and Los Angeles are set to follow Tokyo, the 2020 host – but which city goes first must be decided as both have expressed a preference for 2024.

Paris v LA: Brinksmanship in 2024 Olympic bids

The IOC – which oversees the Olympic movement – now wants the cities to reach a deal where one agrees to host in 2028 before September’s session in Lima, Peru.

Should there be no agreement, then a vote would take place at the meeting for the 2024 host.

In June, Los Angeles bid chair Casey Wasserman appeared to concede to Paris when he said: “We have never been only about 2024.”

However, a spokesman later told BBC Sport: “LA is the ideal host city for 2024 and is not conceding anything in the race for the 2024 Games.

Paris has claimed it has to go first as the site it has earmarked for the Olympic Village will not be available for redevelopment after 2024.

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