Los Angeles awarded 2028 Olympics
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Paris will host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games and Los Angeles will get the 2028 event, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said Wednesday.

The IOC voted to approve a deal with the two cities resulting in a historic double allocation that the committee's president, Thomas Bach, called a "win-win-win situation."

"These are two great cities from two great countries with a great Olympic history," he said in a statement. "Both cities are very enthusiastic about the Games and are promoting the Olympic spirit in a fantastic way."


While the IOC had initially planned to decide only on the 2024 host city, the committee moved earlier this year to offer hosting duties for the 2024 and 2028 games to Paris and Los Angeles.

President TrumpDonald TrumpOhio Republican who voted to impeach Trump says he won't seek reelection Youngkin breaks with Trump on whether Democrats will cheat in the Virginia governor's race Trump endorses challenger in Michigan AG race MORE has pushed in recent months to secure the Olympic Games for Los Angeles, tweeting in July that he was "working hard" to bring the quadrennial event to the U.S. 

Even earlier, in June, Trump met with Bach and three U.S. IOC members — Larry Probst, Anita DeFrantz and Angela Ruggiero — in the Oval Office to pledge his support to the Los Angeles Games. 

While the committee's decision to award hosting duties to Los Angeles for 2028 marks a win for the city's and the president's efforts, Trump will no longer be in office by the time the Games begin there. There is a chance he would be in office for the 2024 Games.

The Summer Olympics haven't taken place in the U.S. since 1996 when they were hosted in Atlanta, though Salt Lake City hosted the Winter Olympics in 2002.

The U.S. lost a bid to host the 2012 Games in New York City and another to bring the Olympics to Chicago in 2016. Boston was the country's original contender to host the 2024 games, but it backed out two years ago.