The last time the Southern California region hosted the Olympics was 1984, and this California city is ready to take on the challenge. There has been a great history with the Olympics in Los Angeles, and the city plans to further that tradition. The Olympics have been traditionally pretty tough on the hosting city but not Los Angeles. The city, in 1984, was able to overcome financial instability and put on a great Olympics that the United States was proud of the city of Los Angeles still to this day has reminisced of the ’84 Olympic games.
The biggest on is the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Although it is not set in stone that Los Angeles will be the winner for the 2024 games but rather both Paris and Los Angeles are winners, due to the fact that the winner of the 2024 bid puts the other city as the host of the 2028 games. The summer games will look great from one of the biggest sports markets on the planet. Now both the Paris and Los Angeles have to come to an agreement on which city will host the 2024 games. If both cities cannot decide, a vote will happen later this year in September to determine the who will host the games in 2028.
However, it seems likely that the 2024 games will go to Paris, as that will mark the centennial for the last time Paris hosted the Summer games in 1924. Los Angeles has already offered to take the 2028 games if the IOC (International Olympic Committee) agrees to give Los Angeles more of a percentage of their revenue from the games for waiting. That money would then be used to help with youth sports initiatives in the city limits of LA. However, IOC President Thomas Bach has said in as a response in an interview with the New York Times, “Quite frankly, I don’t think you need to reward somebody if you give somebody a present.”
Either way we, as Americans, can celebrate the fact that we get one of the most prestigious sporting events in the entire world coming to us in either 7 or 11 years. The politics of the situation will work out over the next few months. I know I personally am excited and we at theSkyboat.com are excited to see what is to come. Let's go Los Angeles!! Let's go USA!!