It was announced Monday, July 31, 2017 that Los Angeles has reached an agreement with international Olympic leaders that will open the way for the city to host the 2028 Summer Games, while ceding the 2024 Games to rival Paris. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP, File)
Washington - Los Angeles would bid for the 2028 Olympics, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced on Monday, opening the door for Paris to get the 2024 Games.

The IOC had decided on July 11 to award the two Summer Games in a single decision on September 13 at its session in Lima, pending a tripartite agreement between the IOC and the two cities that were originally both bidding for 2024.

The agreement is set to be finalised this month, and LA’s 2028 bid also requires final approval from the city council and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).

The announcement confirmed expectations that Paris would host in 2024, with Los Angeles to follow.

Paris previously hosted the Games in 1900 and 1924, while Los Angeles was the Olympic venue in 1932 and 1984.

“The IOC welcomes this decision of the Los Angeles Olympic and Paralympic Candidature Committee, and we are pleased to release the Host City contract 2028 in a transparent and timely manner,” IOC president Thomas Bach said.

US President Donald Trump is “proud” to support the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles, the White House said in a statement last night.

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