French President Emmanuel Macron has stopped short of celebrating the announcement by Los Angeles that they have reached a deal to host the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games but hailed the decision by the United States city.
Los Angeles today agreed to host the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games, meaning Paris will stage the event in 2024.
An agreement between Los Angeles, Paris and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on the allocation of the 2024 and 2028 Games is "very, very close" and could be completed by next Friday (August 4), Eric Garcetti has claimed.
Los Angeles 2024 has marked the 33rd anniversary of the 1984 Olympic Games’ Opening Ceremony in the Californian city by holding a celebratory reunion for volunteers at the iconic LA Memorial Coliseum.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has admitted his city is ready to host the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games, leaving Paris to stage the event in 2024.
Paris 2024 co-chairman Tony Estanguet believes events arranged to celebrate the final stage of the 2017 Tour de France highlighted the French capital's ability to work in unison with major organisers and boost the role of women in sport.
Around 250 young people have attended an event in Los Angeles to learn how they can benefit from a future Olympic and Paralympic Games in the city.
Exclusive: IOC sports director reveals composition of programme for 2028 Olympics will remain at same level as 2024
International Olympic Committee (IOC) sports director Kit McConnell has warned that the composition of the sports programme for the 2028 Olympic Games will remain at the same level as 2024 to avoid the host having to incur extra costs.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has praised the facilities and operations of the proposed Olympic and Paralympic Village for Los Angeles 2024 during the club's pre-season tour of the United States.
Students at the UCLA campus - where the Los Angeles 2024 or 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Athletes' Village would be located - had to be evacuated following a bomb scare.
"Informal talks" have already taken place between International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach and the Mayors of Los Angeles and Paris as they seek a "tripartite agreement" on who should host the 2024 and 2028 Games.
“The French people are ready” is the message the country’s new President Emmanuel Macron told International Olympic Committee (IOC) members in Lausanne today - emphasising that they could “count on” him even if he no longer occupied his present post in 2024.
Los Angeles 2024's presentation here today has been described as "emotional" by watching International Olympic Committee (IOC) members as the bid argued how they are the best option for the future of sport's biggest event.
By Duncan Mackay, Nick Butler and David Owen in Lausanne
French President Emmanuel Macron met International Olympic Committee (IOC) counterpart Thomas Bach in the rain here today for a tour of the Olympic Museum on the eve of a key presentation to showcase Paris' bid for the 2024 Games.