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Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, IOC President Thomas Bach and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti at the IOC Session in Lima (Getty Images) © Copyright

The Session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) meeting in Lima, Peru, today elected Paris as host city of the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad 2024 and Los Angeles as the host city of the Games of the XXXIV Olympiad 2028.

"Congratulations to Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028,” said IOC President Thomas Bach. “This historic double allocation is a ‘win-win-win’ situation for the city of Paris, the city of Los Angeles and the IOC.

"It is hard to imagine something better. Ensuring the stability of the Olympic Games for the athletes of the world for the next 11 years is something extraordinary.

"These are two great cities from two great countries with a great Olympic history,” added Bach. “Both cities are very enthusiastic about the Games and are promoting the Olympic spirit in a fantastic way.”

While celebrating the decision, Paris and Los Angeles both expressed their excitement in hosting the Olympic Games.

The idea of a tripartite agreement came to light after a working group of IOC vice-presidents studied the possibility of a double allocation of the 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games. With the blessing of the 130th IOC Session that met in Lausanne in July, the IOC, Los Angeles, Paris and their National Olympic Committees have been working together in order to reach the agreement that was ratified by the IOC Session today.

Los Angeles and Paris have embraced Olympic Agenda 2020, particularly in the way they are planning to use a record-breaking number of existing and temporary facilities.