The Los Angeles Times is reporting that the city of Los Angeles and Olympic Games leaders have reached a deal that would bring the Summer Games to Southern California in 2028. This would be the third time for Los Angeles to host the Olympics, which it also did in 1932 and 1984.
Los Angeles was originally a leading candidate city to host in 2024, along with Paris, France. In a rare move, the International Olympic Committee deemed both cities suitable candidates and suggested they would be open to awarding an Olympics to both cities, which would finalize Summer Games scheduling through 2018.
(Tokyo will host the 2020 Summer Olympics. In June, several important announcements and changes in the Olympic program were made concerning the sport of weightlifting.)
According to the LA Times article, “It has been expected that L.A. would agree to go second, if only because local bid officials expressed a willingness to consider the option.”
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