Paris will host 2024 Olympics

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That leaves only the presentations by Paris and Los Angeles, and then a vote to confirm both bids.

The presence of French President Emmanuel Macron, who also spoke on Wednesday in a video message, at the IOC's extraordinary session in July in Lausanne was seen as crucial in sealing the deal for the French capital for 2024.

Los Angeles 2028 officials celebrated the return of the Olympics to US soil.

"This was the right answer, it was about fraternity, it was about friendship, it was about finding a win-win", Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti told AFP.

A chronic shortage of bidding cities is part of the reason that the International Olympic Committee is awarding two games at the meeting in Lima, Peru. "Both cities are very enthusiastic about the Games and are promoting the Olympic spirit in a fantastic way", Bach added. I am so proud and happy today.

"These are two great cities from two great countries with a great Olympic history. The Commission equally concludes that the many opportunities presented by an Olympic Games 2028 in Los Angeles would far outweigh any potential risks of awarding the Games 11 years in advance instead of 7 years". France has hosted five Olympics.

"Today I am delighted to invite you to join the great family of Parisians, a family which belongs to the world", Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said.

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The 2028 Olympics will be the first held in the United States since the chaotic 1996 Games in Atlanta.

The vote, in addition to setting the Olympic schedule for 11 years, breaks the IOC's tradition of selecting host cities one at a time.

Paris, which has hosted two previous Olympics, will stage the event 100 years after its last Games in 1924 while Los Angeles will also organise its third Games after 1932 and 1984.

Hamburg, Rome, Budapest and Boston all fell by the wayside during the competition, reflecting the political difficulties in persuading voters that staging the Olympics is worth the multi-billion-dollar price tag.

The history-making decision marks the first time the International Olympic Committee has granted two Summer Olympics at once.

About 75 people have braved rainy weather in Paris to protest against the 2024 Olympic Games and the city's property development and transport plans. After LA declared its candidacy for the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games on July 31, the IOC Evaluation Commission compiled a supplementary analysis following further consultations with LA 2028 bid leaders and subject matter experts, and further written submissions.

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