Paris Celebrates 2024 Olympics Bid Win

IOC confirms Paris and Los Angeles as next Olympic Games hosts

It's an important move for Los Angeles to lock the award of being host of the 2028 Summer Games, which is scheduled to be announced with 2024 Olympics host city, Paris, together by the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday in Peru. Paris officials were adamant about not waiting an extra four years, while Los Angeles officials were more amenable to hosting in 2028.

Here's the latest for Wednesday, September 13th: At least 8 dead at Florida nursing home; One dead, at least three others shot at Washington State school; Anthony Weiner and wife in court and Olympic cauldron lit in Los Angeles. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, who teared up at Wednesday's official announcement by the International Olympic Committee, said she expects the Games to generate 10.7 billion euros in revenues and create 250,000 jobs between now and the start of the event. While several L.A. residents objected to hosting the games, which the city previously hosted in 1932 and 1984, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously backed the bid.

Wasserman, mayor Eric Garcetti and U.S. Olympic gold medalist Allyson Felix are presenting, as the IOC prepares to award 2024 to Paris and 2028 to LA later this afternoon.

Dancers perform during the opening ceremony of the 131st IOC Session in Lima.

It marked the final act of a campaign that had been stripped of the usual intrigue ever since Paris and Los Angeles agreed to carve up 2024 and 2028 in July following encouragement from the IOC. As we look beyond our Tokyo comeback, these two hosts represent the best of both worlds for WBSC: "a city full of growth potential in Paris, and in LA a global capital of baseball and softball in our sports' largest market".

Radioactive gas found after North's nuke test
On July 28 , North Korea tested one that could theoretically hit major USA cities like Chicago, New York, or even Washington , DC. Japan, for example, gave an estimate of 160 kilotons, while South Korea's was as low as 50 kilotons.

Paris, with a total Games budget of 6.8 billion euros, had failed with previous attempts to land the 1992, 2008 and 2012 Olympics.

The Paris Games will come on the 100th anniversary of its last turn. "Both cities are very enthusiastic about the Games and are promoting the Olympic spirit in a fantastic way", said Bach.

The smooth finish to the race also eliminates the risk of the vote being tainted by the sort of scandal that has embroiled the ballot for the 2016 Olympics.

Both cities are making extensive use of existing and temporary venues and have huge public support, and are planning with budgets of well under 10 billion dollars - modest, especially compared to the estimated 50 billion dollars Russian Federation spent on the Sochi 2014 Winter Games.

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