IOC approves Los Angeles' amended 2024 plans for hosting 2028 Olympics
By Callum Murray in Lima
Casey Wasserman, chair of LA 2028, welcomed the announcement, saying: “Our goal has always been to create a Games Concept that fits the long-term needs of LA and its people, not change our city to fit the Games. LA’s plan does not require building any new permanent venues, housing or infrastructure, so our transition to a 2028 bid presents only upsides.
“We can count on higher revenues, increased IOC contributions, and an investment of up to $160 million to increase youth sports programs in LA in the years leading up to the Games. This IOC Evaluation Commission report underlines what a historic opportunity LA 2028 is for the City of Angels and the Olympic and Paralympic Movements.”• Thomas Bach, the IOC president, is to visit Los Angeles this weekend in the wake of this week’s IOC Session in Lima.