Saturday 18 November 2017

The venues for the 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games have been revealed

This computer generated image provided by Paris 2024 on Wednesday Sept. 13, 2017, shows the Stade de France in Paris as an Olympic venue as the city becomes ready to host the Olympic Games in 2024. (Paris 2024 via AP)
This computer generated image provided by Paris 2024 on Wednesday Sept. 13, 2017, shows the Stade de France in Paris as an Olympic venue as the city becomes ready to host the Olympic Games in 2024. (Paris 2024 via AP)
This computer generated image provided by Paris 2024 shows the Champs Elysees in Paris as the road cycling venue as the city becomes ready to host the Olympic Games in 2024. (Paris 2024 via AP)

Eddie Pells

Paris will host the 2024 Olympics and Los Angeles will stage the 2028 Games, the International Olympic Committee has confirmed.

The final decision on Wednesday marks the first time the IOC has granted two Summer Olympics at once.

It came after a year's worth of dealmaking by IOC president Thomas Bach, who had only the two bidders left for the original prize, 2024, and could not bear to see either lose.

Both cities will host their third Olympics.

The Paris Games will come on the 100th anniversary of its last games - a milestone that would have made the French capital the sentimental favourite had only 2024 been up for grabs.

Los Angeles moved to 2028, and will halt a stretch of 32 years without a Summer Games in the United States.

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