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Sevens retains Olympic status for 2024, 2028

Sevens retains Olympic status for 2024, 2028

The IOC decided in July to award both Games at the same time, following the withdrawal of four of the six cities bidding for the 2024 Olympics, amid concerns about the size, cost and complexity of organising the world's biggest multi-sports event. IOC President Thomas Bach said the votes for both cities were "unanimous".

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, holds the Olympic torch during the Celebrate 2028 Olympics Parade at the Fairplex in Pomona, CA., Saturday, September 15, 2017.

"Hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2028 means we have 11 years of excitement and work ahead of us to promote youth sports programmes in the city of Los Angeles", said Los Angeles 2028 vice-chair Janet Evans.

The Los Angeles 2028 Games, with a budget of $5.3 billion, will essentially follow the plan they had in place for 2024, including housing athletes at the UCLA campus.

Ban, who served as the United Nations secretary-general from January 2007 to December 2016, was officially elected at the IOC Session in Lima, Peru, on Thursday (local time) to lead the Ethics Commission, an independent body that establishes the framework of ethical principles and looks into the cases that violate the IOC Code of Ethics.

Paris played host to the second edition of the modern Olympic Games in 1900, and then staged the even once more in 1924. Deliberately we had the Games in 1932, and 1984 as well.

Tigers held without a touchdown in 35-3 loss to Purdue
Defensively, the Boilermakers dominated the Tigers all night by holding them to just a field goal on 203 yards. After a fiery, lectern-pounding postgame press conference last week, Odom was somber and subdued Saturday.

It sees the Games return to the U.S. for the first time since the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and marks the third occasion in which Los Angeles has hosted (1932, 1984).

LA 2028 Chairman Casey Wasserman said in the statement, "On behalf of everyone at LA 2028, I would like to congratulate Anita on her election as IOC Vice President".

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.

"I find it very hard to imagine that the bill for 2024 will be below that for Athens and London", he said.

Both the 2014 winter Games in Russia's Sochi and the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics were mired in controversy over corruption, embezzlement and doping allegations, dealing a major blow to the reputations of the event and the IOC.


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