Paris to get 2024 Olympics; Los Angeles 2028

skatingfan5

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Bonus points that Trump won't be President (hopefully) when LA2028 comes around.
Unless they change the US Constitution, that's a guaranteed thing. Even if he should get a second term (which I sincerely hope he won't) that would end in January 2025.
 

riveredge

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YAY! LA! We will see the Kardashian family roaming around the Olympic village and venues.
 

Jammers

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I wonder why LA agreed to wait until 2028? Most likely they knew the IOC was leaning towards Paris for 2024 and made this deal to guarantee that they got the next Olympics plus it gives them more time to prepare.
 

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I wonder why LA agreed to wait until 2028? Most likely they knew the IOC was leaning towards Paris for 2024 and made this deal to guarantee that they got the next Olympics plus it gives them more time to prepare.
2024 is the centenary of the last time Paris hosted the Olympics, so having it then rather than four years later matters more to Paris than to Los Angeles.

Los Angeles comes off looking generous and gracious. It did a great job of hosting the games in 1984 when no one else (except, for a while, Tehran) wanted it and has no doubt earned itself even more goodwill than it already had.
 

Winnipeg

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Tehran? How could that be even a consideration given rules regarding dress codes etc.
 

Jammers

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Tehran? How could that be even a consideration given rules regarding dress codes etc.
Especially given that Iran was ruled back then by that nutjob the Ayatollah Khomeini who had held the US hostages for over 440 days. Something tells me that even if the IOC had really given a thought about hosting the Olympics in Tehran the USOC would have told the IOC to expect another boycott from the US and after the boycott in 1980 the IOC couldn't afford to have the US sit out another Olympics.
 

Vagabond

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Iran was ruled by a Shah at the time.

The Islamic Republic hasn't been around forever. It just seems like it.
 

AxelAnnie

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Where is LA really having the winter Olympics. Inside events I can get, but are they importing ski slopes? The skiing conditions are generally iffy and certainly not expert like Tahoe.
 

Tesla

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Where is LA really having the winter Olympics. Inside events I can get, but are they importing ski slopes? The skiing conditions are generally iffy and certainly not expert like Tahoe.
Huh? LA is getting the 2028 Summer Olympics.
 

VGThuy

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Iran was ruled by a Shah at the time.

The Islamic Republic hasn't been around forever. It just seems like it.
Yeah. From a quick reading, Tehran withdrew its bid in 1978 due to the domestic and political struggles Iran was having at the time. We all know what happened a year later.
 

UMBS Go Blue

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Los Angeles comes off looking generous and gracious.
More importantly, by opting for 2028, it extracted concessions that should lessen the financial risks involved. Combined with the fact that LA ran a financially successful Games in 1984, mostly at private expense, the hope is that 2028 won't be another boondoggle as seen in recent Olympics. Hopefully (crossing fingers), this will be good for LA and for the Olympic brand.

http://www.latimes.com/sports/olympics/la-sp-la-2028-olympics-20170731-story.html
 

Winnipeg

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LA probably has all the infrastructure already so that was great. IIRC it was also very well planned with traffic planning altered hours of work for people who work downtown etc. There some venues that were over an hour away but the freeway provides direct and easy access. Actually, good location IMHO
 

skipaway

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No, Just No!

This is not sport; however, we will be able to give a gold medal to a countries' best hacker.
Known as eSports, competitive video gaming long ago exited your parents’ basement and entered the mainstream. For proof, one need only turn on ESPN. In recent years, the sports network has begun to air major video game tournaments, which often offer millions of dollars in prizes. With an audience of eSports fans expected to reach 145 million people this year, per data gathered by Fortune, it’s no wonder Olympic officials might seize a share of these viewers, as well.
 

VGThuy

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Wow, they're calling it esport now? That's brilliant marketing for something that isn't a sport. I don't want to hear any more bitching about how figure skating isn't a sport from people if this is being considered.
 

rfisher

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LA is perfect for surfing in August! The professional event at Lower Trestles (near San Diego) takes place in August so there's usually good surfing conditions, or even Huntington Beach near LA.
 

Seerek

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Would Los Angeles consider hosting any Olympic sport World Cups/World Championships in the years leading to 2028? The closest thing recently was the World Baseball Classic final.

Of note, Paris just hosted World Wrestling championships this week. Former bid cities Budapest and Hamburg have also been active in 2017 (Budapest just hosted World Aquatics and will host World Judo this week. Hamburg hosts World men's boxing this week and hosted Beach Volleyball tour finals last week).
 

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Well the U.S./Canada/Mexico are jointly bidding to host the 2026 World Cup of Futebol. If the bid succeeds then for sure L.A. will be hosting some matches come 2026.
 

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