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City Council Approves Los Angeles 2028 Host City Contract

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Casey Wasserman, chair of the LA2024 candidature committee speaks at a news conference to annouce the city's final approval to bid for the 2024 Olympic Games, in Los Angeles, California, U.S., January 25, 2017. Photo: REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously, 12-0, to authorize the City of Los Angeles to sign the Host City Contract with the IOC for the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The City Council’s decision legally empowers LA to enter a tripartite agreement with the IOC and Paris, clearing the way for the IOC Membership to simultaneously award the Olympic Games 2024 to Paris and the Olympic Games 2028 to Los Angeles at the next IOC session in Lima, Peru, on September 13, 2017.

“Since our announcement that we would pursue the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games, we’ve worked closely with the City Council to ensure the 2028 Host City Contract is the best deal for our city and all Angelenos,” said LA 2028 Chairman Casey Wasserman. “Today we’re offering the same low-risk plan for 2028 as we offered for 2024 with no new permanent venues, infrastructure or transportation to build. Together with the united support of the City Council and the people of Los Angeles, we will deliver the greatest Games possible in 2028.”

This story first appeared in the blog, The Sport Intern. The editor is Karl-Heinz Huba of Lorsch, Germany. He can be reached at ISMG@aol.com. The article is reprinted here with permission of Huba.

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