IOC makes his­toric de­ci­sion by si­mul­ta­ne­ously award­ing Olympic Games 2024 to Paris and 2028 to Los An­ge­les

Daily Messenger - - Sportlight -

KARACHI: The Ses­sion of the In­ter­na­tional Olympic Com­mit­tee (IOC) meet­ing in Lima, Peru, elected Paris as host city of the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad 2024 and Los An­ge­les as the host city of the Games of the XXXIV Olympiad 2028.

"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," said the IOC Pres­i­dent, Thomas Bach.

"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," Bach com­mented.

"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," Bach added.

While cel­e­brat­ing the de­ci­sion, Paris and Los An­ge­les both ex­pressed their ex­cite­ment in bring­ing home the Olympic Games.

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 to­day.

Los An­ge­les and Paris have put to­gether very in­spir­ing projects. Both have em­braced Olympic Agenda 2020, par­tic­u­larly in the way they are plan­ning to use a record-break­ing num­ber of ex­ist­ing and tem­po­rary fa­cil­i­ties.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Pakistan

© PressReader. All rights reserved.