Chris Chavez
July 31, 2017 05:05 PM

Los Angeles has reached an agreement to host the 2028 Summer Games, according to a report by David Wharton of the Los Angeles Times.

An official announcement from the International Olympic Committee is expected later Monday. Mayor Eric Garcetti is also expected to hold a press conference in Los Angeles to announce the agreement.

Los Angeles and Paris were being considered for the 2024 Olympics. The IOC recently announced that it will award the 2024 and 2028 Olympics simultaneously on Sept. 13 at the 131st IOC Session in Lima, Peru.

The agreement by Los Angeles clears the way for Paris to host in 2024, where it will celebrate the centennial anniversary of hosting the 1924 Olympics. Throughout the bidding process, Paris has appeared less likely to be open to hosting the 2028 Games while Los Angeles was reportedly seeking some concessions for waiting the additional four years.

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The United States has not hosted a Summer Olympics since Atlanta in 1996. Paris has not hosted a Summer Olympics since 1924. Los Angeles and Paris will join London as the only three-time hosts of the Summer Games.

Budapest, Hamburg and Rome dropped out of contention to host in 2024 due to the public outcry and referendums against any potential bid. Los Angeles and Paris appear to be viable options to host the Olympics with many facilities and venues already in place so there is less of a chance that the budget to host does not balloon to the level of recent games like Beijing ($40 billion) or Sochi ($51 billion). Paris’ bid does come with a $2 billion price tag to build an Olympic Village and an aquatics center.

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