Olivia Harvey
Updated Jul 31, 2017 @ 5:35 pm
Summer Olympics

American Olympians and fans, rejoice! The 2028 summer Olympics will be held in Los Angeles, California. This will be the third time L.A. has hosted the Games, with the first two times being in 1932 and 1984.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the original plan was for the summer Olympics to set up shop in Los Angeles in 2024. But sources claim that the latest agreement between Olympic leaders and Los Angeles city officials says that 2028 is the golden year.

This deal was made after the International Olympic Committee decided to award both Los Angeles and Paris hosting privileges for 2024 and 2028. Both cities proved to be outstanding candidates at the end of the bidding competition and the IOC members could not choose between them.

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Los Angeles and Paris then had to work out which city would be the first to host the Games. The L.A. Times noted that Paris put up a stubborn fight, which led Los Angeles to cave and take the later 2028 date.

Yes, there may be a bit more traffic in the Los Angeles area as we get closer to the year 2028. But hosting the summer Olympics is a huge international honor, so we guess we’ll suck it up and leave a little earlier for work in the morning.