Los Angeles Neighborhoods Begin Preparing for 2028 Summer Olympics
After working out the kinks, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Los Angeles have finally agreed for the city to host the 2028 Summer Olympics. The city had been competing with Paris in a bid for the 2024 games, but the French city’s officials showed more reluctance to wait another four years.
In a scenic video to the IOC, Los Angeles proposed that their Olympic sports venues would be focused on four cities and neighborhoods: Downtown Los Angeles, The San Fernando Valley, South Bay, and Long Beach.
The bulk of Olympic competition will take place in DTLA, which has plenty of hotels for visitors and over eight venues available for 13 Olympic sports and 13 Paralympic sports. The trendy neighborhood will also host the athletic opening ceremonies at LA Memorial Coliseum. The 2028 Olympics will also officially end in Exposition Park with the extinguishing of the city's original Olympic flame.
Finally, because of its easy access to world-class facilities, accommodations, and dining options, athletes would stay in the Olympic and Paralympic Village at UCLA in Westwood.
The delay is good news in terms of the upcoming Inglewood stadium for the NFL’s Rams and Chargers is that the delays that will push it back until 2020 still means it will be ready in time to host events for the 2028 games.
This will mark the third time LA has hosted the Summer Games, including 1932 and 1984. It will also be the first Summer Olympics held in the United States since 1996, which was held in Atlanta.