Paris: With Paris set to be awarded the 2024 Olympics, one of the organisers' biggest challenges will be to keep within budget - a challenge that has defeated so many of their predecessors. "This historic double allocation is a 'win-win-win" situation for the city of Paris, the city of Los Angeles and the International Olympic Committee, ' said IOC president Thomas Bach.
"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. Carraro singled out the sport and noted a decision about weightlifting's inclusion in Paris 2024 could take place in December 2017.
The official website of the Paris 2024 Games has revealed some details about the venues that are slated to be used during the sporting event.
North Korea's International Olympic Committee member, Ung Chang, said he hopes the Olympics will go on as planned, but that nobody knows whether South Korea will be safe for the Olympics.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti pledged to IOC that Los Angeles would "illuminate the future" of the Olympic and Paralympic Movements in July.
"For the first time in a generation, we are bringing the Games back to the City of Angels".
Paris, with a total Games budget of $8.09 billion, had failed with previous attempts to land the 1992, 2008 and 2012 Olympics.
"This historic double allocation is a "win-win-win" situation for the city of Paris, the city of Los Angeles and the IOC".
Both campaign teams summarized their bids in presentations at the 131st IOC Session in Lima, Peru, before the IOC voted to formally confirm the announcements.
The Los Angeles planning committee estimates that the games will cost $5.3 billion.
Bach added: "It is hard to imagine something better".
"The annual world series is very attractive, the Commonwealth games and then Olympics are a massive drawcard for men and women wanting to compete".
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.
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.