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Paris 2024 and LA 2028 Officially Awarded Games As IOC Approves Dual-Allocation Plan

By Robert Livingstone | Published Sep 13, 2017 1:53 PM in Featured, 2024 Olympic Bid News, 2028 Olympic Bid News


Reporting from Lima Convention Center in Peru – Paris has been officially awarded the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games and Los Angeles has been given the nod to host the event in 2028, marking the first time in almost a hundred years that two Summer Olympic Games have been awarded on a single day.

There were no surprises in Lima Wednesday and no envelope to tear open to reveal the winning city as instead the International Olympic Committee (IOC) ratified a tripartite agreement with Paris and Los Angeles that will see both cities host the Games for the third time each next decade. A unanimous show of hands made it so, while bid delegations were on hand to watch.

The agreement locks in Los Angeles as host city almost 11 years ahead of the Games Opening Ceremony, the longest time allotted to an organizing committee in history. Paris will host on the 100th anniversary of its previous Games.
https://gamesbids.com/eng/featured/paris-2024-and-la-2028-officially-awarded-games-as-ioc-approves-dual-allocation-plan/

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Alright it's official! Well we got awhile; you can can kick back in the la-z-boy and crack open a cold one because we have eleven years... but the Olympics are coming back to L.A.!

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^^ Considering there's hardly anything to actually build too! Inglewood Stadium obviously has its own thread.....errrrrr....how soon are we expecting the real velodrome designs to be released?
 

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^^ Considering there's hardly anything to actually build too! Inglewood Stadium obviously has its own thread.....errrrrr....how soon are we expecting the real velodrome designs to be released?
(Snore). And I'm sure the outfitting of the team handball facility will attract reporters from around the world.

Not to be insensitive, but I think it may be more entertaining to bring Hidalgo over to Hollywood for one of the "radical makeover" shows. She looks so...well, socialist. :lol:
 

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CONGRATULATIONS to LOS ANGELES, to CALIFORNIA AND for all those involved. "I LOVE LA, WE LOVE IT!"

FINAL 4? FIFA 2026? LA 2028. WOWZERS!

Lol this thread is going to be open for 10+ years.
Yeah. LOL.
Next big showing will be closing ceremonies in 2024? Yikes. :nuts:
 

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Cant wait to see how many views this thread will have in 2028 haha
We're the new "New White Hart Lane"! :lol:

Yeah, it'll be interesting to see how things go! My guess is it'll remain dormant after a month or so, then flicker a bit around the Tokyo Olympics, then really start moving after Paris! :cheers:
 

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^^ Considering there's hardly anything to actually build too! Inglewood Stadium obviously has its own thread.....errrrrr....how soon are we expecting the real velodrome designs to be released?
Good question! My guess is... maybe soon? Since it was specifically addressed in the bid evaluation they may feel an urgency to show off a solution.


For me, the biggest question at the moment, years away, is the Aquatics Center. They say they have nothing to build, but to me this:

Downtown Sports Park Rendering - USC Dedeaux Field by Los Angeles 2028 Bid Committee, on Flickr

looks like a pretty big something to build! (even if it's temporary)

Personally I wonder why Aquatics Center construction is never brought up, and why are they so blasé about building a swim facility from scratch? I'd be curious to hear how much this is going to cost in the way of construction and what their plans are for this facility.
 

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Sorry don't mean to spam the thread! Just some quick LA '28 odds n' ends:

1. President Bach will be at the Coliseum this weekend to light the torch!

IOC PRESIDENT BACH TO VISIT LOS ANGELES ON SEPTEMBER 17 AND 18

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach will visit Los Angeles this weekend, following the IOC Session which is set to confirm LA as 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games Host City.

President Bach will be joined by IOC Director General Christophe De Kepper, IOC Executive Director for the Olympic Games Christophe Dubi and senior leaders of the IOC Administration. On Sunday September 17, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and LA 2028 Chairman Casey Wasserman will accompany the IOC delegation to the NFL game between the Los Angeles Rams and the Washington Redskins at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. President Bach will light the Coliseum’s Olympic cauldron, alongside a montage of the iconic stadium’s great Olympic moments from the 1932 and 1984 Games.

After the LA Coliseum, President Bach, Mayor Garcetti, Casey Wasserman and Olympic Champion gymnast Nastia Liukin will join stars of the entertainment world on the red carpet for the 69th Emmy Awards, honoring the best in US primetime television programming as chosen by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The Emmy Awards take place at Microsoft Theater, proposed venue for weightlifting in the heart of LA 2028’s Downtown Sports Park.
https://la28.org/media/911-bach-visit-

2. There's a little bit of a twitter feud brewing between the Rose Bowl and the Coliseum :lol:

First the Coliseum tweeted this:

LA Memorial Coliseum‏Verified account @lacoliseum Sep 13

Today, we made history. We're now the only venue in the world to host three Summer Olympics. Thank you @LA2028 @MayorOfLA @iocmedia #LA2028
https://twitter.com/lacoliseum/status/908080255839068161

Then in response, the Rose Bowl Stadium's official twitter account posted this (pic from an earlier tweet):


Rose Bowl Stadium‏ @RoseBowlStadium Sep 13
Rose Bowl Stadium Retweeted LA Memorial Coliseum


:hmm:...proud to be another venue hosting their third summer olympics in 2028! �� #followthesun #LA2028
https://twitter.com/RoseBowlStadium/status/908177604653367297

The Rose Bowl hosted cycling in 1932 and soccer in 1984, and now in 2028. And they're not going to let the Coliseum forget it! :lol:
 

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For me, the biggest question at the moment, years away, is the Aquatics Center. They say they have nothing to build, but to me this looks like a pretty big something to build! (even if it's temporary)

Personally I wonder why Aquatics Center construction is never brought up, and why are they so blasé about building a swim facility from scratch? I'd be curious to hear how much this is going to cost in the way of construction and what their plans are for this facility.
This venue has always seemed odd to me as well, as it would be expensive, would force USC baseball to play elsewhere for at least a year, and would leave no legacy (at least at that site). In addition, the location is a bit awkward.

There are two sites that I think could provide a better solution - Long Beach and Exposition Park.

Long Beach would make sense for a couple reasons:
1. Swimming & the beach go together logically, plus LA would be able to showcase another high-profile sport in a beach location (beach volleyball in Santa Monica being the other).
2. Belmont Pool, an indoor swim stadium that was the de facto home of LA/Orange County swimming & water polo for decades, was forced to close several years ago for seismic reasons. Long Beach is planning to rebuild this pool complex for $103 million, with $60 million already committed.

It may make more sense to build this project much like the 2012 swim stadium in London - a permanent facility that is easily expandable/contractable to meet the needs of major competitions and the community. If planned correctly, they could open this stadium in Downtown Long Beach (adjacent to Long Beach Arena) as soon as 2020.

http://www.presstelegram.com/government-and-politics/20170302/103-million-belmont-shore-pool-complex-one-step-closer-to-reality
http://belmontpool.com

Exposition Park would provide the most central location and already has an adjacent warm up pool. There's a roughly 650' X 450' site that would be wedged between the Coliseum, MLK Blvd, the 1932 swim stadium, and the LAFC stadium (it would partially cover some of the LAFC parking lot). Since there won't be any public parking or cars allowed in the area, taking away parking spaces or covering the street shouldn't really matter.

The concerns would mostly be logistical: Would the media still have enough space? Would there be enough space to potentially evacuate the Coliseum? Could security/transportation handle 120,000+ people coming & going?



Luckily we have ELEVEN years to figure all of this out! :lol:
 
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