IOC formally awards Paris 2024 Olympics, LA 2028 Games

Olympics Sep 14, 2017

IOC formally awards Paris 2024 Olympics, LA 2028 Games

Paris was awarded the 2024 Summer Olympics and Los Angeles was handed the 2028 edition on Wednesday, as the International Olympic Committee broke with decades of tradition to vote on a unique double allocation. Paris, which has hosted two previous Olympics, will stage the event ...

Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi rejects 2024 Olympic bid

Olympics Sep 22, 2016

Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi rejects 2024 Olympic bid

Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi rejected the city's bid for the 2024 Olympics on Wednesday, effectively dooming the capital's candidacy for the second time in four years. If approved by the city assembly, Raggi's rejection would leave only Los Angeles, Paris and Budapest in the running ...

Olympics Dec 1, 2015

Bach says IOC regrets Hamburg's nixed 2024 Olympic bid

The rejection of Hamburg's bid for the 2024 Olympics marks a "missed opportunity" for the city and Germany, IOC president Thomas Bach said Monday. Hamburg withdrew its bid Sunday after it was defeated in a referendum by voters in the northern port city. The vote ...

Olympics Oct 2, 2015

Vatican beefs up IOC contacts, remains cautious on Rome bid

The Vatican is beefing up its contacts with the International Olympic Committee but isn't taking sides in Rome's bid for the 2024 Games, which organizers hope will include the marathon winding through St. Peter's Square. The head of the Pontifical Council for Culture, Cardinal Gianfranco ...

Olympics Sep 16, 2015

Five cities set to bid for 2024 Olympics

With Toronto deciding against a last-minute bid, five cities are set to be in contention for the 2024 Olympics when the race opens officially on Wednesday, pitting four European cities against a two-time host from the United States. The International Olympic Committee's final deadline for ...

Los Angeles enters 2024 Olympic bid race

Olympics Sep 2, 2015

Los Angeles enters 2024 Olympic bid race

The U.S. Olympic Committee on Tuesday named Los Angeles as its candidate for the 2024 Games, replacing Boston's soured bid and marking a comeback for LA's dream of becoming a three-time Olympic host. The announcement by USOC CEO Scott Blackmun came under a summer sun ...

Olympics Aug 11, 2015

Los Angeles proposes $4.1 billion budget for 2024 Olympic bid

If the city of Los Angeles becomes the U.S. candidate for the 2024 Olympics after Boston recently dropped out of contention, the organizers' proposed budget for the Summer Games would be $4.1 billion plus a $400 million contingency, a senior adviser to Mayor Eric ...

Bach blames Boston for bid failure

Olympics Jul 30, 2015

Bach blames Boston for bid failure

IOC president Thomas Bach said Boston was firmly to blame for its aborted bid for the 2024 Olympics and that the city failed to deliver on "promises" made to U.S. Olympic leaders when they selected the Massachusetts capital as the American candidate for the ...

USOC dumps Boston bid to host 2024 Games

Olympics Jul 28, 2015

USOC dumps Boston bid to host 2024 Games

Boston's bid to host the 2024 Olympics was undercut by its own mayor, its skeptical public and, finally, leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee, who were tired of the city's ever-changing blueprint. Next, it might be time to see if there is more Olympic love ...

Olympics Jul 24, 2015

Toronto mulling 2024 Olympic bid

Toronto Mayor John Tory says Canada's largest city will make a decision "very quickly" whether to bid for the 2024 Olympics. Tory did nothing to quash speculation that Toronto will bid and use the ongoing Pan American Games as a springboard, in an interview with ...

Olympics Jul 7, 2015

Budapest Olympic bid gains steam

Hungarian lawmakers have voted in support of a bid by the capital city of Budapest to host the 2024 Summer Games. The bid has already received the backing of the Hungarian Olympic Committee and the Budapest city council, with the government's approval expected soon. The resolution ...