The International Olympic Committee is expected to announce on Monday that Los Angeles will host the 2028 Olympics and Paris will host the 2024 Games. The decision comes a full month earlier than expected, as the IOC was expected to announce the 2024 host at the annual meeting in September.
Both LA and Paris submitted bids for the 2024 Games and became the final two cities in contention to host those Summer Olympics. The IOC unanimously approved a measure in June to announce the 2024 and 2028 hosts at the same time. However, the LA Times reported Monday morning that LA reps reached an agreement with the IOC to accept the 2028 Olympics and offer Paris of the 2024 Games.
Paris last hosted the Olympics in 1924, while Los Angeles hosted in 1984 and 1932.
Earlier reports indicated that LA was more open to 2028, creating speculation and assumptions that the Southern California city would end up with 2028 in the end.
[via Yahoo Sports]