IOC Finalizes Olympics’ Return To Los Angeles In 2028

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) — Los Angeles has been awarded the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The announcement came Wednesday in a presentation by the International Olympic Committee in Lima, Peru.

Paris will host the 2024 Games, which was the focus of Los Angeles’ initial bid.

The two cities are getting the hosting rights without the usual dramatic vote. The IOC decided to award two games at the same time, and L.A. later abandoned its bid for 2024 during negotiations with the IOC and Paris.

Paris last hosted the games in 1924. It bid unsuccessfully for the games of 1992, 2008 and 2012.

COMPLETE COVERAGE: LA 2028

L.A. hosted the 1984 Games. The last American city to bid for the Summer Games was Chicago, losing the 2016 Olympic vote to Rio de Janeiro.

The successful bid comes an unprecedented 11 years before the actual Olympics are to take place.

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

Bid chairman Casey Wasserman said the footwear reflects who they are, and the unique brand of California-cool they plan to bring to the 2028 Games.

(© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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