LA set to announce 2028 Olympics

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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

Los Angeles is set to announce it will host the 2028 Olympic Games, meaning Paris will stage the 2024 edition.

In June, the International Olympic Committee voted to name hosts for successive Games – with just Paris and Los Angeles bidding – but it was unclear which would host in which year.

Both cities had wanted to host the 2024 event.

But at a news conference scheduled for 01:00 BST on Tuesday, the LA bid will announce it has agreed to host in 2028.

A source close to the negotiations told BBC Sport that for LA to have accepted the 2028 Games there will have had to have been significant financial benefits that outweigh the benefit of hosting in 2024.

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

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


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