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Los Angeles Will Get a Third Shot at the Summer Olympics

The city has until 2028 to figure out how to host the games without losing a bundle, as nearly all modern host cities have done.  
Opening ceremonies staged at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for the 1984 Summer Olympics on July 28, 1984.
Opening ceremonies staged at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for the 1984 Summer Olympics on July 28, 1984.Suzanne Vlamis/AP

Los Angeles will host the Summer Games in 2028, marking the third time the city has held an Olympics and a return of the mega-event to the U.S. for the first time in more than 30 years.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the International Olympic Committee will announce later today that Paris will host the games in 2024. Both cities were competing to serve as host in 2024, and LA24, the city’s Olympic bid committee, made a plausible case for why the games should make a third L.A. appearance. In a surprise turn of events, the International Olympic Committee declared the hosts for the next two open slots in one go.