It’s been a banner year for Los Angeles sports. After having no football in their city for years, now they have two franchises, the Lakers drafted a potential superstar in Lonzo Ball with the second overall pick in the NBA Draft and the Dodgers might never lose another game.
And now, to top it all off, they’ll be hosting the Summer Olympics in 2028.
After deliberation with the International Olympic Committee was completed, they decided to award the 2024 Olympics to Paris, and the 2028 Olympics to the city of Angels.
The news was reported by the LA Times on Monday.
The two cities knew they’d be hosting the Olympics at some point, with that announcement having come earlier this year in June. Both were vying to host in 2024, but Los Angeles seemed aware that it would likely be hosting the games after Paris.
While LA showed a willingness to wait an additional four years, Paris appeared to have pushed back against the notion.
The United States had failed to secure the summer games numerous times in recent memory, and so is grateful to have finally produced a winning bid.