104°F
weather icon Clear

LA gets green light from IOC to host 2028 Olympics

LIMA, Peru — Los Angeles has received its formal go-ahead to host the 2028 Olympics, getting a thumbs-up from the International Olympic Committee’s evaluation commission.

On Wednesday, the full IOC will award the 2024 Games to Paris and the 2028 Games to Los Angeles.

Los Angeles had originally bid for 2024, but because of the new date, it had to make changes to its host contract.

The evaluation commission signed off on those Monday, saying that although details need to be finalized, it is confident LA can host in 2028.

Los Angeles received concessions for agreeing to host four years later, including receiving a portion of the IOC’s surplus from the Olympics to fund youth sports programs in the city.

Los Angeles will also receive up to $2 billion from the IOC, which is up to $300 million more than it would have gotten for 2024.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
High jumper slams slow pace of Russia’s doping reform

The only Russian track athlete holding a world title called on the country’s officials and coaches in the sport to be replaced because of the slow pace of anti-doping reforms.

Revised 2028 Los Angeles Olympics budget nearly $7B

The price tag on the Los Angeles 2028 Olympics is now $6.88 billion, a $1.36 billion increase that comes mainly because of accounting measures designed to better reflect inflation over the long lead-up to those games.

Lindsey Vonn crashes in Sweden world championships

Lindsey Vonn straddled a gate mid-air during the super-G at the world championships Tuesday and ended up sliding down the hill face first.

US Figure Skating event coming to Las Vegas

U.S. Figure Skating announced Friday the Orleans Arena will host the 2019 Skate America event Oct. 18-20. The event is the first of six stops of the International Skating Union Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series.

South Korean skaters accuse coaches of sexual abuse

More South Korean female skaters are accusing their coaches of sexually abusing them, a group representing the athletes disclosed Monday following claims by two-time Olympic champion Shim Suk-hee that her former coach had repeatedly raped her.

Ex-NFL players try curling with 2022 Olympic goal

Jared Allen and three other former NFL stars — none with any prior experience — are attempting to qualify for the U.S. national curling championships against players who have been throwing stones for most of their lives.