Published: Sun, September 17, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Ellis Neal

French Olympic delegation celebrates 2024 Games victory

French Olympic delegation celebrates 2024 Games victory

North Korea's International Olympic Committee member, Ung Chang, said he hopes the Olympics will go on as planned, but that nobody knows whether South Korea will be safe for the Olympics. IOC President Thomas Bach said the votes for both cities were "unanimous".

"The 2028 Olympics have already begun to have a positive impact on children and communities across Los Angeles and we're excited for what comes next".

The International Olympic Committee unanimously selected Los Angeles as the host city for the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games on Wednesday.

Paris, with a Games budget of 6.8 billion euros ($8.09 billion), had failed with previous attempts to land the 1992, 2008 and 2012 Olympics.

However DeFrantz played an important role with the LA 2028 Olympic bid serving as Senior Advisor for Legacy which is something that she knows a lot about.

The LA Games have a budget of $5.3 billion and will essentially follow the plan they had in place for 2024, including housing athletes at the UCLA campus.

Los Angeles 2028 organisers have joined Olympians and Paralympians for a volunteer service project to promote youth sports for the city's students.

1984 Gold and Silver Olympian Sherri Howard during the Celebrate 2028 Olympics Parade at the Fairplex in Pomona, CA., Saturday, September 15, 2017.

DeFrantz was elected the first ever American woman and the first African American elected in 1986 two years after the LA 1984 Games.

"It is hard to understand from the National Hockey League side", Bach said on Friday at the IOC Session in Peru, adding that an agreement would have been "very favourable" for the National Hockey League.

With the two teams - the final contestants of an initial six-strong field - having already agreed to split the 2024 and 2028 Games, there was none of the usual pre-announcement nerves and tension. "Ensuring the stability of the Olympic Games for the athletes of the world for the next 11 years is something extraordinary", he said.

"As a three-time Olympics host, we intend to make sure that all of the participants feel that they are welcome and have a great experience with us", he added.

Both the 2014 winter Games in Russia's Sochi and the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics were mired in controversy over corruption, embezzlement and doping allegations, dealing a major blow to the reputations of the event and the IOC.

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