The IOC in July chose to award the next two editions to the two cities left in the 2024 race, with Paris getting the 2024 edition and LA the Games four years later. "By law I can't be mayor in 2028 but I will be a resident of Los Angeles and I'm excited to see what I can bring to the city".
Los Angeles will also receive up to $2 billion from the International Olympic Committee, which is up to $300 million more than it would have gotten for 2024. "We'll be celebrating on Wednesday night and through the weekend in LA for sure".
"The Games have given Los Angeles so much joy and inspiration over the years, and IOC President Thomas Bach is always a welcome and honored guest".
Despite the tensions related to the last north Korean nuclear test, the olympics 2018 will be held in Pyeongchang. LA, which initially wanted the 2024 Games, unexpectedly got the 2028 Olympics as the International Olympic Committee changed the bidding process in mid-race this year after several cities pulled out, scared off by the size and cost of the world's biggest multi-sports event. The IOC had said it did not want to create any "losers" in this process. So this is a victory for Los Angeles.
The IOC Ethics Commission has contacted Brazilian courts to ask for information about a corruption investigation concerning the 2009 vote that awarded the 2016 Olympic Games to Rio de Janeiro.
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Johnson's last outing at the Olympics came in Sydney in 2000, where he successfully defended his 400m title, but the 50-year-old will have no feelings of envy towards any competitors when the Games return to United States soil in 2028.
The IOC was left tackling a fresh wave of graft allegations last week when investigators in Brazil swooped on the country's Olympics chief Carlos Nuzman.
In Paris, celebrations outside the City Hall will commence shortly after the official signing of the Host City Contract.
"No organisation in the world is immune". "I am confident that Pyeongchang will be the safest place during the Games", had said Friday, Gian Franco Kasper, a member of the executive Committee of the IOC.
"We feel we have done what we can do".