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post Sep 14 2017, 03:25 AM
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Olympic Games: Paris & LA to host 2024 & 2028 respectively



Paris and Los Angeles have been named as hosts of the 2024 and 2028 summer Games respectively by the International Olympic Committee.

Both cities had wanted to host the 2024 event, before LA agreed to wait an extra four years after the IOC made guarantees on funding.

The Paris Games, which had fallen short with bids for 2008 and 2012, will mark 100 years since it was last held in the French capital.

Los Angeles hosted it in 1932 and 1984.

Paris and Los Angeles had been the only two candidates for the 2024 Games after Hamburg, Rome and Budapest withdrew from the race.

The IOC voted in June to award the 2028 Games at the same time as 2024.

The Californian city wanted the earlier Games because of its readiness to host while Paris said its prospective site for the Games would not be available for redevelopment after 2024.

IOC President Thomas Bach said the votes for both cities were "unanimous".
Read more: http://www.bbc.com/sport/olympics/41259992

Anyone else interested in following when future Olympic host cities are announced? I'm surprised it's been (or will be) a whole century since Paris last hosted. I also thought (and sort of hoped) the US bids would continue to be overlooked, but the three withdrawals must have worked in LA's favor.
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post Sep 14 2017, 06:05 AM
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I think it's funny and completely in line with everything the IOC stands for that the cities got the opposite date to the ones they actually wanted
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post Sep 14 2017, 07:42 AM
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I still think it is daft that Beijing will host the 2022 Winter Olympics.

It's great to see Paris host an Olympic Games after many 'failed' bids.

If you are looking at the 2026 Winter Olympics, these are the cities who could be bidding:

Calgary, Canada
Innsbruck, Austria
Lillehammer, Norway
Sion, Switzerland
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post Sep 14 2017, 02:49 PM
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100 years since Paris hosted, that's nice and fitting. Good division of continents with what should both be reliable hosts.
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post Sep 14 2017, 03:39 PM
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Well I clearly need to make a date to go to Paris for 2024, that's the closest it'll get to being on my doorstep after London!

Certainly will be two great shows from them both.
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post Sep 14 2017, 04:04 PM
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I'm a little bit disappointed that we're not getting another brand new host city but obviously after the unsure nature leading up to Rio, it's understandable that they've chosen two Olympics-ready cities. I definitely have to visit Paris though, I didn't attend any events in London (apart from open water swimming) but I'd love to be in the audience for one of the main sports there!

I hope Budapest go back into the bidding, when I was in the city earlier in the year they had some lovely infographics up about Hungary's history in the Games and I only learned after reading it all that they'd withdrawn laugh.gif
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post Sep 14 2017, 05:46 PM
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I'm a little bit disappointed that we're not getting another brand new host city but obviously after the unsure nature leading up to Rio, it's understandable that they've chosen two Olympics-ready cities. I definitely have to visit Paris though, I didn't attend any events in London (apart from open water swimming) but I'd love to be in the audience for one of the main sports there!

I hope Budapest go back into the bidding, when I was in the city earlier in the year they had some lovely infographics up about Hungary's history in the Games and I only learned after reading it all that they'd withdrawn laugh.gif


Don't think that's much of the problem really, lots of cities don't want to host because the costs spiral out of control if you do not already have a lot of the infrastructure in place. Whilst it's great to see the games truly worldwide and in new cities, lots of cities cannot afford to host the games without mass government funding. I think that's the reason everyone dropped out of this race.
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post Sep 15 2017, 07:51 AM
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Again there were quite a few host cities that did drop out such as Hamburg, Budapest and Rome. Would be good although unlikely if the Olympics took place just one country but with venues around the country could work instead of venues around one area for future Games if money costs continue to spiral.
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