The International Olympic Committee has confirmed that Paris will host the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2024, while Los Angeles will host the events in 2028.
Both cities had wanted to host the 2024 event but Paris said it would not be able to after 2024 because land for the venues would no longer be available after 2024, while LA agreed to wait an extra four years after the IOC made guarantees on funding.
IOC President Thomas Bach said:
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. 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.
While celebrating the decision, Paris and Los Angeles both expressed their excitement in bringing home the Olympic Games. Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, said:
Today I am delighted to invite you to join the great family of Parisians, a family which belongs to the world. With this team, I am very proud and moved to bring the Games back to Paris. At the heart of these Games, we will place young people, who represent our present, our hope and our pride.
Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles, added:
Bringing the Olympics back home to LA gives us the chance to imagine what our city will look like a decade from now. LA is a city where the Games are not a barrier to making progress; we know that they are an accelerating force to re-envisioning a better city and a better world in the days ahead as we welcome you back to the City of Angels.
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 which is taking place in Lima.
Tokyo will host the Games in 2020.