General overall view StubHub Center Stadium during a a press conference to announce the awarding of the 2028 Olympics and Paralympics Games to Los Angeles.

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Los Angeles Agrees to Host 2028 Olympic Games

It will be L.A.'s third time hosting the games

Kyle McCann
August 02, 2017 - 1:23 pm

It's been 15 years since the Olympic Games were held on American soil, and now we know when they will return. The International Olympic Committee and the city of Los Angeles have announced that the games will be back in the summer of 2028. It'll be L.A.'s third time hosting the Summer Games, the city's first time since 1984. The last Olympics held in the U.S. were the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City and the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta. 

With the number of countries and athletes participating growing every four years, the cost of hosting the games and the financial toll it takes on the host city have created a bit of a problem for the IOC recently. However, both L.A. and Paris, which will host the 2024 Olympics, stressed that both cities already have and operate 90% of the facilities needed, which greatly reduces any additional costs. According to CNN, researchers have said the cost overrun for the 2016 games in Rio de Janeiro was $1.6 billion.

This announcement comes on the heels of several international cities pulling their bids, with most concerned about the costs associated with hosting the games. Of course, those costs are only amplified as the games grow in size.

More details on L.A.'s decision to host the games are expected later this week. 

 

     

 

 

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