Olympic Committee awards bids to LA and Paris

Los Angeles’ Mayor Eric Garcetti International Olympic Committee ’s President German Thomas Bach and Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo pose during a press conference following an IOC extraordinary session

For the agreement to work, either one or both cities would have to be willing to accept the 2028 Games if they were not awarded 2024, the committee said.

French President Emmanuel Macron's presence at an International Olympic Committee meeting this week will be key to what will hopefully be a successful Paris bid for the 2024 Olympics, city Mayor Anne Hidalgo said on Monday.

The intention is that with only two cities having bid for 2024, then either Paris or Los Angeles will be awarded the earlier Games, with the other one getting 2028.

Paris and LA said they were firmly after 2024 but it appears that Paris could get that event to have the Olympics return after 100 years; and LA settle for 2028 under certain conditions.

Los Angeles, like Paris, has already hosted the Olympics twice - in 1932 and 1984.

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Bach first raised the possibility of awarding the 2024 and 2028 games at once, saying in December that tapping one city at a time "produces too many losers".

While Rio 2014 had received official support of 1.5 billion United States dollars, the city that will inherit the OJ 2024 is expected to receive us $ 1.7 billion, according to several sources, the aid could mechanically increase of 100 to 200 million USD to 2028.

IOC president Thomas Bach opened a ground-breaking week for the Olympic movement on Sunday by telling IOC top brass: "We'll have some interesting days in Lausanne".

"The IOC has made significant steps towards implementing Agenda 2020 reforms and has been a great partner in our initial explorations regarding a potential Calgary 2026 Bid", COC chief executive officer Chris Overholt said in a statement.

Bach said at a joint news conference: "We will have dinner tonight and maybe we will talk over dinner", and added on a more serious note: "In August we could be there if all goes well".

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I was born in Louisiana (LaRose). "Me being from Alexandria and having a coach like Coach O who is a Louisiana guy, he gets us". Hoping for another chance, Orgeron said he came to two conclusions about how he needed to change if he were to get another job.

After the cost to host the 2004 Athens Summer Olympics doubled to over $11 billion, Greece suffered a public debt crisis and is still an economic basket-case 13 years later.

"Today this is a great day for the Olympic Games, the Olympic Movement and these wonderful Olympic cities".

Olympism is the best, isn't it? He was Sports News Correspondent of The Times 1986-2007, for whom he received journalistic awards in all three decades on the paper, including Sports Reporter of The Year in 2001. "I would not be here if they were not ready".

Before the announcement, President Trump tweeted that he is "working hard to get the Olympics for the United States".

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