- Brianna Chambers, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
The city of Los Angeles will host the Summer Olympics in 2028 instead of the 2024 Games, as previously considered, The Associated Press confirmed Wednesday.
The Los Angeles Times reported that the International Olympic Committee was expected to make an announcement confirming the news last month.
It will be the city’s third time hosting the event. Los Angeles previously hosted the Games in 1932 and again in 1984.
The last time the Games took place on American soil was in 2002, when the Winter Games took place in Salt Lake City. Before that, the most recent Games hosted in the U.S. were in Atlanta during the summer of 1996.
According to the AP, this year marks the first time in history the IOC, which also announced the Paris 2024 Summer Games, has granted two Summer Olympics at once.
The decision came after deliberations in which Pyeongchang and Los Angeles were the final two cities considered for the 2024 Summer Games, and the IOC “couldn’t bear to see either lose,” the AP reported.
The following cities have won bids for upcoming Olympic Games:
- Pyeongchang -- Winter Games 2018
- Tokyo -- Summer Games 2020
- Beijing -- Winter Games 2022
- Paris -- Summer Games 2024
- Los Angeles -- Summer Games 2028
Read more at The Associated Press.