LA, Paris present Olympic plans ahead of 2024-2028 decision

13 July, 2017, 01:31 | Author: Chad Mckenzie
  • Paris and Los Angeles assured of hosting the Games in 2024 or 2028

"Realistically, Brisbane at this point is significantly inferior to Paris: Paris has got 92 per cent, and Los Angeles has got 100 per cent of the infrastructure, venues and village accommodation in place", Coates told The Australian. "This solution was unanimously accepted by the IOC Session". "There are procedures to be followed in the two cities, but I hope in August we could be there if everything goes well".

Brisbane will benefit from the decision taken here yesterday to change the bid process for the 2024 and 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games, it has been claimed.

The original plan had been to choose one for 2024 at the next session in Lima on September 13, discard the other and start a whole new bidding process for 2028.

The U.S. has now ended its longest drought between hosting an Olympics since the 28-year gap between 1932 and 1960.

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Bach said the proposal to award the two Games had been "unanimously" endorsed, adding the International Olympic Committee had a "golden opportunity" with two "great cities" competing for 2024 and did not want to turn either away, particularly at a time when interest in hosting Olympics has faded, with cities increasingly reluctant to take on the vast expense.

The IOC report noted that in line with the reforms of Olympic Agenda 2020, both Los Angeles and Paris are planning to use a record number of existing and temporary venues, a first in Olympic history and a move created to cut costs and boost sustainability.

The City of Los Angeles will still be at risk for the $6 billion in spending necessary to host the games. He was Sports News Correspondent of The Times 1986-2007, for whom he received journalistic awards in all three decades on the paper, including Sports Reporter of The Year in 2001.

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The French were accompanied by Emmanuel Macron, the real attraction is the media of the day on the shores of Lake Geneva. With this year's US Women's Open, the crown jewel of women's golf, set for Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey this week, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a temporary flight restriction in nearby airspace, a telltale sign of the president's intention to travel.

"Working hard to get the Olympics for the United States (L.A.)".

Meanwhile, as the IOC turns its attentions to upcoming Games, starting with the particularly pressing matter of next February's slow-going winter edition in PyeongChang, last summer's event in Rio continues to linger like a stubborn headache for the committee.

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