Los Angeles will host both the Summer and Winter Games in 2028. After the Paris Games in 2024, the IOC voted unanimously to award the 2032 Summer Games to Los Angeles. The vote was taken during the 121st IOC session in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The decision followed an extensive bidding process between three cities – Los Angeles, Rome and Budapest – after Paris withdrew from consideration due to financial concerns.
What are the sports events to be included in 2028 Olympics?
In addition to these traditional sports, we also have surfing, climbing and skateboard. These are new sports that were introduced in 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. We have weightlifting, boxing and modern Pentathalon.
Why were some of the sports removed?
The sport was taken off the Olympic program because of the issues between the International Olympic Committee and the governing bodies for the various sporting events. These include AIBA (International Boxing Association), International Weightlifting Federation, and Union Internationale de Pentsathlon Moderne.
About the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics
This is the first time that the Summer Olympics have been staged in the US since 1996. Before this summer’s games, the last major event to take place in America was the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics. That was followed by the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and then the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics. So far, these three events have taken place in LA. Next year, the games will move to Seoul, South Korea.
It is the ninth Olympics to be held in US and fourth to be held in the state of California.
Other sports included
Aquatics: Swims, dives, water polo
Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Canoeing, Cycling, Equestrien, Fencing, Handball, Gymnastics, Golf, Ice Skating, Judo, Rowering, Table Tossing, Taekwondo, Shooting, Swimming, Triathlons,
How is the Olympic venue cities selected?
Many countries are not willing to hold the 2020 Olympics because of the coronavirus outbreak.
2028 Summer Olympics
The International Olympic Committee announced Friday it had chosen 2028 as the host city for the summer games. The announcement came during the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
In June 2017, IOC President Thomas Bach told reporters he wanted to hold the Games in either Los Angeles or Paris. But his comments led to speculation about whether those cities could bid again for 2024. In January 2018, the Los Angeles Times reported that L.A. officials were working on a plan to bid for the 2024 Olympics.
But the report sparked concern among some within the IOC because the organization does not want to award the 2024 Games twice.
In response, the IOC set up a task force to look into bidding for the 2024 Games. The group included representatives from each member nation. On February 13, the task force recommended against awarding both the 2024 and 2028 Games to one city.
On April 25, the IOC voted unanimously to award the 2028 Games to Los Angeles. The decision means the United States will host the third consecutive summer Olympics — following Athens in 2004 and London in 2012.
After LA decided not to host the 2024 Olympics, the IOC announced that the 2024 Summer Olympic Games would be held in Paris instead. However, the games were later moved to Tokyo due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.
The State of California has committed to spending up to $250 million in public funds to cover any shortfall if the private sector doesn’t step up. In 2016, the state legislature passed legislation giving the governor authority to negotiate the next $500 million in public backstop funding, but only after the local government has spent down the initial $250 million. LA 2024 also agreed not to sell tickets until the state had approved the final budget. The Olympics are projected to bring in about $3.1 billion in revenue, with $2.4 billion of that being generated through sponsorship deals and ticket sales.Ticket prices are estimated to average around $13 per person.
The federal government will declare the Olympic Games a national special event in which the U.S. Secret Service will head a single chain of authority. The federal government will also pay for the games’ safety, with an arrangement signed by the Los Angeles Organizing Commitee and Department of Homeland Securitiy in February 2020. The feds won’t get into the games’ finances, just paying for their own expenses.
LA 2028 Olympics: Skateboarding, surfing, sport climbing in; boxing, weightlifting, modern pentathlon out (for now)
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has approved skateboarding, surfing and sport-climbing as the next additions to the Olympic program.
Skateboarding, surfing and climbing were among the 28 sports recommended by the IOC executive board Thursday to be included in the initial program for the 2028 Summer Games in Los Angeles.
The sports will join baseball/softball, basketball, beach volleyball, cycling, gymnastics, hockey, judo, karate, rugby sevens, shooting, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, triathlon, wrestling and wheelchair fencing at the 2020 Tokyo Games.
Boxing and weightlifting have been competing at every Olympics since 1920 while modern pentathlon has been part of the competition since 1912.
The IOC president said the three sports’ national associations must address “separate issue areas” to the IOC executive board’s satisfaction.