Athletics: Olympic legend Johnson excited for LA to host 2028 Games

Ireland's Olympic Council President Patrick Hickey arrives to a police station in Rio de Janeiro Brazil. The IOC said Sunday Sept. 10 2017 Patrick Hickey resigned from its executive board more than one

Attending the red carpet event at Lima's Gran Teatro Nacional del Perú were 85 IOC members along with delegations from the Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games bids and other dignitaries who heard speeches and were entertained with cultural performances.

Many host cities, including Athens 2004 and Rio de Janeiro previous year, struggled to get ready in time for the Olympics and had to race to complete the venues, leading to higher costs and allegations of corruption in awarding contracts quickly.

"We believe in it, it's just we are waiting for the signature and - yeah, we're excited, really. By law I can't be mayor in 2028 but I will be a resident of Los Angeles and I'm excited to see what I can bring to the city".

"The Games have given Los Angeles so much joy and inspiration over the years, and IOC President Thomas Bach is always a welcome and honored guest".

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said in July the North will be given until the last minute to decide whether it will take part in the Olympics.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is fully committed to protecting the integrity of sport, said a declaration of the IOC Executive Board at a summit here. So this is a victory for Los Angeles.

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In July, the International Olympic Committee announced it would award the staging rights for the 2024 and 2028 Olympics at the same meeting in Lima.

Current regional tensions in East Asia with five months to go before next year's Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang were cited as an example.

French investigators meanwhile have already announced they are investigating the 2013 vote in Buenos Aires which awarded the 2020 Olympics to Tokyo, following reports of secret payments into a Singapore-based bank account linked to the son of disgraced former world athletics chief Lamine Diack.

"No organisation in the world is immune".

The IOC Session will continue until Saturday and cover several issues that Bach touched on in his remarks.

"On the contrary, we could feel support for our position".

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