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IOC confirms Paris, LA as hosts for 2024, 2028 Olympics

IANS  |  Lima (Peru) 

The (IOC) has confirmed Paris and as the host cities for 2024 and 2028 respectively, through a vote by a show of hands here.

"Congratulations to Paris 2024 and 2028! This historic double allocation is a 'win-win-win' situation for the city of Paris, the city of and the IOC," said the President, Thomas Bach on Wednesday, reports Xinhua news agency.

"It is hard to imagine something better. Ensuring the stability of the for the athletes of the world for the next 11 years is something extraordinary," Bach commented.

After the announcement, representatives from the two host cities, the and President Bach signed official contracts for the Olympic Games, respectively.

Celebrating the decision in jubilance, Paris and both expressed their excitement in bringing home the

"Today I am delighted to invite you to join the great family of Parisians, a family which belongs to the world," said the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo.

"Bringing the Olympics back home to LA gives us the chance to imagine what our city will look like a decade from now," said Eric Garcetti, Mayor of

According to a previous Tripartite Agreement reached by the two cities and the in July, Paris would be candidate for hosting the 2024 Olympics Games and for hosting the 2028 edition.

The idea of the agreement came to light after a working group of Vice-Presidents studied the possibility of a double allocation of the 2024 and 2028. The working group was set up in March 2017.

"These are two great cities from two great countries with a great Olympic history. Both cities are very enthusiastic about the Games and are promoting the Olympic spirit in a fantastic way," said Bach.

The decision in Lima has made both the two cities three-time hosts as Paris hosted the games in 1900 and 1924 and hosted the games in 1932 and 1984.



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First Published: Thu, September 14 2017. 11:32 IST