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IOC MAKES HISTORIC DECISION

THE SESSION OF THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC) MEETING IN LIMA, PERU, YESTERDAY ELECTED PARIS AS HOST CITY OF THE GAMES OF THE XXXIII OLYMPIAD 2024 AND LOS ANGELES AS THE HOST CITY OF THE GAMES OF THE XXXIV OLYMPIAD 2028.

“Congratulations to Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028! This historic double allocation is a ‘win-win-win’ situation for the city of Paris, the city of Los Angeles and the IOC,” said the IOC President, Thomas Bach.

“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,” Bach commented.

The idea of a Tripartite Agreement came to light after a working group of IOC Vice-Presidents studied the possibility of a double allocation of the Olympic Games 2024 and 2028. The working group was set up in March 2017.

With the blessing of the 130th IOC Session that met in Lausanne in July, the IOC, Los Angeles, Paris and their National Olympic Committees have been working together in order to reach the agreement that was ratified by the IOC Session.

Los Angeles and Paris have put together very inspiring projects. Both have embraced Olympic Agenda 2020, particularly in the way they are planning to use a record-breaking number of existing and temporary facilities.

Source: IOC

The United States and the LA area won’t have to wait long to enjoy high-caliber action from an Olympic Sport.

The first major international event of Olympic Sport in Southern California since the announcement will land in Anaheim, California November 28-December 6 as USA Weightlifting hosts the 2017 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Weightlifting World Championships.

“With the spotlight of the sporting world on Anaheim, we’re looking forward to showing the IOC—and the entire Olympic Movement—just how robust of a sport Weightlifting is and how many fans appreciate one of the Games’ original sports,” USA Weightlifting CEO Phil Andrews said.

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