From Inside the Games
International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach hailed the historic decision to officially award the 2024 and 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games to Paris and Los Angeles as “extraordinary” after the tripartite agreement was ratified during the Session here today.
Bach claimed it was harder to imagine a better scenario for the IOC, Paris and Los Angeles than giving the two cities an edition of the Olympics and Paralympics.
It came after the Session rubber-stamped the agreement between the two cities and the IOC by a show of hands.
The decision was unanimous as none of the 80 members present and eligible to take part went against the vote.
Bach presented Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo with cards displaying Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028.
The Host City Contracts for the 2024 and 2028 Games were then signed by both cities.
The ratification of the agreement came after it was approved at an Extraordinary IOC Session in Lausanne in July, paving the way for the IOC to award two editions of the Games at the same time.
“This historic double allocation is a ‘win-win-win’ situation for the city of Paris, the city of Los Angeles and the IOC,” Bach said.
“It is hard to imagine something better.
“Ensuring the stability of the Olympic Games for the athletes of the world for the next 11 years is something extraordinary.
“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.”