As expected, the International Olympic Committee awarded the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad in 2024 to Paris and the Games of the XXXIV Olympiad in 2028 to Los Angeles.
IOC President Thomas Bach said:
“It is hard to imagine something better. Ensuring the stability of the Olympic Games for the athletes of the world for the next 11 years is something extraordinary.”
“These are two great cities from two great countries with a great Olympic history. Both cities are very enthusiastic about the Games and are promoting the Olympic spirit in a fantastic way.”
IPC President Andrew Parsons said:
“Both Paris and LA presented tremendous integrated bids and what I like about each host city is that they offer different opportunities for the Paralympic Movement.”
“Paris 2024 has a very strong desire to surpass London 2012 and stage the best Paralympic Games in history. Looking at what they presented here in Lima I really believe they can do it, however the benchmark will likely be raised by Tokyo in three years’ time. The Paris 2024 Paralympic Games will undoubtedly lead to social transformation and most certainly will make France an even stronger and more competitive player in Paralympic sport, especially with the development of France’s first Paralympic youth training centre.”
“With 11 years still to go until the LA 2028 Paralympics we have to go all out to ensure that these are the Games where the Paralympic Movement finally makes a breakthrough in the USA. This is a huge opportunity for us to engage the US market in terms of awareness, spectator numbers, TV viewership, commercial support and participation; it is an opportunity that we have to grasp with both hands.”
LA Mayor Eric Garcetti said:
Tony Estanguet, Co-Chair of Paris 2024, said:
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said: “Today we take a major step toward bringing the Games back to our city for the first time in a generation and begin a new chapter in Los Angeles’ timeless Olympic story.”
Casey Wasserman, chairman of the bid committee, said: “This opportunity is unprecedented. From every vantage point – sports, infrastructure, social programs, finance – it is a big win for Los Angeles.”
IOC President Thomas Bach said: “The IOC welcomes this decision of the Los Angeles Olympic and Paralympic Candidature Committee. and we are pleased to release the Host City contract 2028 in a transparent and timely manner.”
Sir Philip Craven, IPC President, said: “The whole Paralympic Movement welcomes the decision by Los Angeles to put themselves forward to host the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games.”
Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, said: “Paris and Los Angeles are two amazing global cities that are united in their support of the Olympic cause and we stand together now to help the Games thrive in 2024 and 2028.”
Tony Estanguet, Co-Chair of Paris 2024, said: “Paris 2024 is proud to be working together with the IOC and our friends in Los Angeles to reach a positive solution for both cities, the Games and the whole Olympic Movement for 2024 and 2028.”
Press release by the International Olympic Committee:
In line with Olympic Agenda 2020, the IOC is pleased to release today the Host City Contract 2028 following the declaration of candidature by the Los Angeles Olympic and Paralympic Candidature Committee for the Olympic Games 2028. In it, the IOC stipulates that it will make contributions to the Organising Committee representing an overall estimated value of USD 1.8 billion.
In comparison to the Host City Contract 2024, the IOC is making two major changes: the IOC will advance funds to a Los Angeles Organising Committee in view of the longer planning period and to increase participation and access to youth sports programmes in the City of Los Angeles in the years leading up to the Games.
You can read an updated report by the California Legislative Analyst Office (LAO) on the LA2024 bid here.
Paris 2024 proposes an innovative medal design concept. During yesterday’s presentation Laura Flessel (French Sports Minister) said:
A prototype of the medal is on display in the stand of Paris 2024 at the SwissTech Convention Center.
Update 13:15: Paris2024 shared a video on Twitter
Update July 26: Video on YouTube
Reactions on the approved plan for Paris and Los Angeles to be jointly awarded the 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games;
Los Angeles 2024
We’re thrilles with the IOC’s decision today, which is a major step forward in making LA’s Olympic Dream a reality.
Today, two of the world’s greatest cities, with outstanding but different proposals, stand ready to serve and advance the Olympic and Paralympic movements and their values. We look forward to working with the IOC and Paris in the weeks ahead to turn this golden opportunity into a golden future together.”
— Angela Ruggiero (@AngelaRuggiero) 11 juli 2017
The IOC has decided to award both the 2024 and 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games when it announces the host cities in September. pic.twitter.com/bN5HvL0KH7
— Mayor Eric Garcetti (@MayorOfLA) 11 juli 2017
Statement by United States Olympic Committee Chief Executive Officer Scott Blackmun:
— Paris 2024 (@Paris2024) 11 juli 2017
— Anne Hidalgo (@Anne_Hidalgo) 11 juli 2017
— Tony ESTANGUET (@TonyESTANGUET) 12 juli 2017