Athletics: Olympic legend Johnson excited for LA to host 2028 Games

Paris 2024 Olympics A'victory for France, says Macron

Paris 2024 Olympics A'victory for France, says Macron

LA had initially hoped to host the Olympics in 2024, but allowed the French capital to step forward and hold the event in seven years.

The 2028 games will end a 32-year drought for the US hosting the summer games.

Four-time gold medallist Michael Johnson is thrilled at the prospect of Los Angeles hosting the Olympic Games in 2028.

LA Olympics: Los Angeles officially chosen as 2028 host city

In unusual circumstances, the International Olympic Committee announced two host cities at the same event, with Bach calling it a "golden opportunity" to award two Games simultaneously.

Both Paris and Los Angeles made final presentations to International Olympic Committee delegates before the formality of the rubber-stamp vote was taken. The City of Angels will be hosting the Olympics for the third time (1932, 1984, 2028) and the Paralympics for the first time.

"This is a win-win-win situation for Paris, Los Angeles and the entire Olympic Movement", said IOC President Thomas Bach.

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Paris, with a total Games budget of 6.8 billion euros ($8.09 billion), had failed with previous attempts to land the 1992, 2008 and 2012 Olympics.

Garcetti then signed the Host City Contract to mark the conclusion of the rubber-stamping of the city as hosts of the 2028 Olympics and Paralympics. We're very, very excited about it and I'm excited to be a part of that team. "Also with the 11-year timeframe before we host the Games, it gives us an opportunity to do some exciting things in the community, get young kids inspired and excited about the Games to come".

It marked the final act of a campaign that had been stripped of the usual intrigue ever since Paris and Los Angeles agreed to carve up 2024 and 2028 in July following encouragement from the IOC.

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As if to show they weren't anxious about today's vote, members of the Los Angeles bid committee wore sneakers to their presentation.

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