Talks progressing toward agreement that would put L.A. in line for 2028 Olympics – Orange County Register

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles City Council subcommittee on the city’s bid for a third Olympic Games will meet  Aug. 4 as negotiations move toward a deal in the next two weeks in which Los Angeles would agree to host the 2028 Games.

The parties involved in the talks include Los Angeles 2024, the local bid committee; L.A. city officials; the International Olympic Committee; and U.S. Olympic Committee officials.

Under the tripartite agreement between the IOC, Paris and Los Angeles and its partner the USOC, Paris would host the 2024 Games with Los Angeles hosting its third Olympic Games four years later.

The negotiations follow the IOC voting unanimously this month to award two Games in the same year for the first time since 1921.

A deal still would need to be approved by the L.A. City Council, the USOC executive board and the IOC. City Council and USOC approval are expected to come next month.

The IOC is expected to approve the joint host city award agreement on Sept. 13 in Lima, Peru.

Discussions on the Los Angeles/Paris deal began just hours after the IOC approved the joint awarding plan on July 11 in Lausanne, Switzerland. Even before the vote, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, LA 2024 chairman Casey Wasserman and USOC officials indicated that they were receptive to hosting the 2028 Games. The Los Angeles stance was in direct contrast to Paris officials who insisted they were only interested in the hosting the 2024 Games in large part because of concerns about the limited availability of land proposed for the Olympic Village and a desire to hold the Games on the 100th anniversary of the 1924 Olympics.

Once an agreement on the 2028 Games is reached, the deal will be presented to the City Council. The council’s sub-committee on Los Angeles Olympic bid chaired by council president Herb Wesson would likely review the agreement before it was presented to the full council.

The council approved a memorandum of understanding between the city and Los Angeles 2024 in…

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