Paris awarded '24 Olympics, LA gets '28
LIMA, Peru -- The tears welling in the Paris mayor's eyes told the story one way. The words the Los Angeles mayor spoke told it another.
This was one of those rare Olympic moments when everyone walked away a winner.
Paris for 2024. Los Angeles for 2028. And the International Olympic Committee for transforming its unruly, tension-filled and sometimes corrupt bidding process into a history-making, two-city victory that secures the future of the Games for the next 11 years.
"This is a pretty radical revolution today," LA mayor Eric Garcetti said. "Usually, we have two or three cities crying in a corner, and one glorious victory. In this world, there are enough losers today, enough people who go after dreams to have them crushed. Today, we model something that can be different."