The Paris Olympics will have beach volleyball under the Eiffel Tower

Yolanda Curtis
September 17, 2017

Los Angeles 2028 bid chairman Casey Wasserman described the final confirmation as "thrilling, emotional, nerve-wracking and exciting".

The executive board of the International Olympic Committee has approved 28 sports, including golf, to be included in the program for the 2024 Games in Paris.

"I would like to thank the IOC President Thomas Bach and the IOC members for placing their continued trust in rugby, and our national member unions, players and passionate fans for making sevens the best it can possibly be".

The spiralling cost of organising an Olympics was the main argument put forward by opponents of the French capital hosting the Games for the first time since 1924.


The official Twitter account of the Olympics congratulated Paris and #Los Angeles as the future hosts of the much-anticipated sporting event. This paved the way for Paris as the sole 2024 bidder to win the Games unopposed.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, high-fives kids from LA84 Foundation during the Celebrate 2028 Olympics Parade at the Fairplex in Pomona, CA., Saturday, September 15, 2017.

Paris, with a total Games budget of $8.09 billion, had failed with previous attempts to land the 1992, 2008 and 2012 Olympics.

The LA Games have a budget of $5.3 billion and will essentially follow the plan they had in place for 2024, including housing athletes at the UCLA campus.


DeFrantz was elected the first ever American woman and the first African American elected in 1986 two years after the LA 1984 Games.

Global sports and entertainment design practice Populous and Egis, the Paris-based, worldwide consultancy, engineering and operation group, were chosen in 2016 to collaborate on the Paris 2024 bid, which was confirmed this week.

Both campaign teams summarized their bids in presentations at the 131st IOC Session in Lima, Peru, before the IOC voted to formally confirm the announcements.

"I find it very hard to imagine that the bill for 2024 will be below that for Athens and London", he said. "Ensuring the stability of the Olympic Games for the athletes of the world for the next 11 years is something extraordinary", he said. It means fans will see their favorite golfers compete again for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as well as four years later in Paris.


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