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Los Angeles to host the 2024 or 2028 Summer Olympics. UPDATE: It's 2028.

Discussion in 'The Entertainment Board' started by wonderfly, Jul 11, 2017.

  1. wonderfly

    wonderfly Shaking things up a bit
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    The International Olympics Committee has decided today: Los Angeles and Paris were the only remaining cities vying for the right to host the 2024 Summer Olympics.

    The committee basically decided to award both of them ("You hung in there, when everyone said 'No Way', so congrats!") and is letting the two cities hash out which one gets the Olympics in which year.

    So come September, we will supposedly learn if it's Los Angeles in 2024 and Paris in 2028, or vice versa. This will mark the first time the United States has hosted the Olympics since Salt Lake City hosted the Winter Olympics in 2002 (over a generation ago by 2024).

    As a reminder, here's your Olympics schedule for the next 5 years:
    2018 Winter Olympics: will be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea
    2020 Summer Olympics: will be held in Tokyo, Japan
    2022 Winter Olympics: will be held in Beijing, China
     
  2. jaylop97

    jaylop97 L Twins

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    For a city like Los Angeles it surely sounds like a mixed blessing knowing how big the city is and its traffic but honestly it is a great location for publicity for a location.
     
  3. wonderfly

    wonderfly Shaking things up a bit
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    Apparently this was decided a few weeks back, but in case you missed it (like I did): Los Angeles has agreed to host the 2028 Summer Olympics. Which means Paris got the rights to the 2024 Olympics.

    At that point, it will be 26 years since the last time the Olympics were held in the USA. Kind of absurd that we have to wait that long.

    In the meantime, part of me is wondering if the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics (set to take place in South Korea) are in danger of being cancelled, due to the escalation of hostility and the shadow of war between the U.S. and North Korea.
     
  4. Jean74

    Jean74 Ready for Autumn

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    Glad the USA has the games in 2028. As really it has been like forever since they had the games on US soil.
     

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