Battle for the bid: How IOC’s latest move affects Los Angeles, Paris

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The International Olympic Committee executive board on Friday unanimously recommended that the IOC award both the 2024 and 2028 Summer Olympics simultaneously this summer, an unprecedented move that increases the likelihood Los Angeles will host.

So is it a done deal that Los Angeles will be awarded either the 2024 or 2028 Games?

Done deal? No. Very likely? Yes. But a few more hurdles need to be cleared. IOC president Thomas Bach was exceptionally careful during a Friday teleconference with reporters not to step on the toes of his IOC members, whose biggest perk in their gig is to award a new host city every two years. The membership will vote on the executive board’s recommendation during a special meeting at IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, on July 11 and 12. Should that vote pass, as many expect, Bach said conversations will then begin between the IOC, Paris and Los Angeles to create a set of circumstances that would result in a “win-win-win” for all three parties. “It’s a

Article source: http://www.espn.com/olympics/story/_/id/19591243/olympic-bid-2024-how-ioc-latest-move-affects-los-angeles-paris

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