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The 2028 Summer Olympics officially known as the Games of the XXXIV Olympiad, is a planned major international sports event that is scheduled to be held from 21 July – 6 August 2028 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Bidding for the host city was originally scheduled to begin in 2019 with the winning bid scheduled to be announced in 2021. However, following difficulties with cities withdrawing in the bidding process for the 2022 Winter[1] and 2024 Summer Olympics,[2] the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided in July 2017 to jointly award both the 2024 and 2028 Games.[3] On July 31, 2017, an agreement was announced that Los Angeles would bid for the 2028 Games with $1.8 billion of additional funding from the IOC,[4] which opened Paris up to be confirmed as host of the 2024 Games. Both cities were announced as winners of their respective games at the 131st IOC Session in Lima, Peru, on September 13, 2017.[5]

This will be the fifth Summer Games to be hosted in the United States, and the third in Los Angeles following St. Louis 1904, Los Angeles 1932, Los Angeles 1984, and Atlanta 1996. Los Angeles will also become the third city after London (1908, 1948, and 2012) and Paris (1900, 1924, and 2024) to host the Olympic Games three times.

Bidding process[]

On September 16, 2015, the International Olympic Committee announced five candidate cities for the 2024 games: Budapest, Hamburg, Los Angeles, Paris, and Rome. The candidature process was announced at the same time.[1] Budapest, Hamburg, and Rome eventually withdrew their bids, leaving only Los Angeles and Paris. A similar situation had already occurred during the bidding for the 2022 Winter Olympics when Krakow, Lviv, Oslo and Stockholm withdrew, resulting in a two-way race between Beijing, China and Almaty, Kazakhstan, where Beijing was ultimately declared the winner. On April 3, 2017 at the IOC convention in Denmark, Olympic officials met with bid committees from both Los Angeles and Paris to discuss the possibility of naming two winners in the competition to host the 2024 Summer Games.

After these withdrawals, the IOC Executive Board met in Lausanne, Switzerland to discuss the 2024 and 2028 bid processes on June 9, 2017.[2] The International Olympic Committee formally proposed electing the 2024 and 2028 Olympic host cities at the same time in 2017, a proposal which was approved by an Extraordinary IOC Session on July 11, 2017 in Lausanne. The IOC set up a process where the Los Angeles and Paris 2024 bid committees, and the IOC held meetings in July 2017 to decide which city would host in 2024 and who would host in 2028.[3]

Following the decision to award the 2024 and 2028 Games simultaneously, Paris was understood to be the preferred host for the 2024 Games. On July 31, 2017, the IOC announced Los Angeles as the sole candidate for the 2028 Games, allowing Paris to be confirmed as the host city for the 2024 Games. On August 11, 2017, the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to approve the bid.[4] On September 11, 2017, Los Angeles received formal approval to host the 2028 Olympics from the International Olympic Committee's evaluation commission.[5]. On September 13, 2017, Los Angeles was formally awarded the games following a unanimous vote by the IOC.[6] On October 16, 2017 Los Angeles 2028 received official support from the state of California.[7]

Voting results for the 2028 Summer Olympic Games
City Country Round 1
Los Angeles United States Unanimous

Development and preparation[]

Venue construction and renovations[]

Aerial view of the site of Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park

While most Olympic host cities have seven years to prepare for the games, Los Angeles will see an additional four years, giving the city eleven years for preparations. The Los Angeles bid was dependent on a majority of existing venues. Other venues which are already under construction were planned regardless of the games. The Banc of California Stadium, home of the MLS's Los Angeles FC upon its completion in 2018, will host soccer and several events in athletics. Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park, home of the NFL's Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers upon its completion in 2020, will host the main opening ceremony, soccer and archery.

The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum will undergo a major renovation, including the installation of an athletics track.

Infrastructure[]

A Metro Purple Line train at Union Station

A Metro Gold Line train at Highland Park

While various infrastructure improvements were planned regardless of the outcome of the Los Angeles Olympic bid, the extension of the Metro Purple Line will be expedited to serve the 2028 Olympics, with a targeted completion date of 2024. The first phase will extend the Purple Line from the Wilshire/Western station to the new Wilshire/La Cienega Blvd. station. This phase will be completed by 2023. The second phase will extend the Purple Line to the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center in Westwood with a completion date set for 2024. The second phase will also include a station adjoining the UCLA campus, connecting the Olympic village and Pauley Pavilion with venues in downtown Los Angeles.[8][9]

In 2019, the Crenshaw/LAX Line will open and will be fully completed by 2021. It will link the Crenshaw District, Inglewood and Westchester once completed. The Crenshaw/LAX line will also connect to a people mover being constructed to link Los Angeles International Airport with the Aviation/96th Street station. The construction of the people mover will be expedited in anticipation of the 2028 Olympics, with a completion date of 2024 being set.[10]

The Regional Connector in downtown Los Angeles will be complete in 2021. The project will connect the Metro Expo Line, which already links venues in Downtown Santa Monica to venues at Exposition Park and in downtown Los Angeles, to the Metro Gold Line. This will allow for direct rail service between Santa Monica and East Los Angeles. The Regional Connector will also link the Metro Blue Line with the Metro Gold Line, connecting the Long Beach area and San Gabriel Valley via downtown. [11][12]

These and other infrastructure improvements are being funded by Measure M which was approved by voters in November 2016.[13]

Calendar[]

All dates are PST (UTC+9)

Template:2028 Summer Olympics calendar

Venues[]

The opening and closing ceremonies will each, for the first time, be staged across two different stadiums. The opening ceremony is to start at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and finish at the Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park, with the order reversed for the closing ceremony.[14]


Downtown Los Angeles Sports Park[]

Venue Events Capacity Status
Figueroa Street

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Live site: "Olympic Way" - Street Art, Vendors and entertainment connecting USC and L.A. Live in Downtown. N/A Existing
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Athletics 70,000 Existing
Opening Ceremony / Closing Ceremony
Banc of California Stadium Football (Preliminaries, M/W Quarterfinal, W 3rd place) 22,000 Existing
Athletics (Discus, Javelin and Hammer qualifications)
Dedeaux Field (USC) Swimming, Diving, Synchronized Swimming 20,000 Temporary structure on existing site
Galen Center (USC) Badminton 10,300 Existing
Karate
Los Angeles Convention Center Basketball (W Preliminaries) 8,000 Existing
Boxing 8,000
Fencing 7,000
Taekwondo
Table Tennis 5,000
BMX Freestyle 8,000
Staples Center Basketball (Preliminaries, Finals) 18,000 Existing
Microsoft Theater Weightlifting 7,000 Existing
USC Village Media Village N/A Existing
Grand Park Marathon 5,000 Existing
Race Walk
Road Cycling

Valley Sports Park[]

Venue Events Capacity Status
Sepulveda Basin Park Canoe Slalom 8,000 Planned construction
Equestrian 15,000 Temporary structure
Shooting 3,000 Temporary structure

South Bay Sports Park[]

Venue Events Capacity Status
StubHub Center Rugby 30,000 Existing
Modern Pentathlon 30,000 Existing
Tennis 10,000 (Center Court) Existing
Field Hockey 15,000 (Primary Field; Secondary Field 5,000) Existing
VELO Sports Center Track Cycling 6,000 Existing
Modern Pentathlon Fencing 6,000 Existing

Long Beach Sports Park[]

Venue Events Capacity Status
Long Beach Waterfront BMX Cycling 6,000 Temporary
Water Polo 8,000 Existing
Triathlon 2,000 Existing
Open Water Swimming 2,000 Existing
Long Beach Arena Handball 12,000 Existing
Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier Sailing 6,000 Existing

Westside[]

Venue Events Capacity Status
Santa Monica State Beach and Venice Beach Beach Volleyball 12,000 Temporary
Skateboarding 10,000 Existing
Surfing 8,000 Existing
3x3 Basketball - Existing
Riviera Country Club Golf 30,000 Existing
UCLA Olympic Village, Olympic Village Training Center N/A Existing
Pauley Pavilion (UCLA) Wrestling 12,500 Existing
Judo 12,500 Existing
LA Stadium at Hollywood Park Opening Ceremonies / Closing Ceremony 70,000 Existing
Football (M Quarterfinal, W Semifinal, M Final) 70,000
Archery 8,000 (Stadium Lake)
The Forum Gymnastics 17,000 Existing

Southern California venues[]

Venue Events Capacity Status
Rose Bowl Football (W Quarterfinal, M Semifinal, W Final, M 3rd place) 92,000 Existing
Lake Perris Canoe Sprint 12,000 Existing
Rowing 12,000 Existing
Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park Mountain Biking 3,000 Temporary
Dodger Stadium Baseball/Softball 56,000 Existing
Angel Stadium 45,000
Honda Center Indoor Volleyball 18,000 Existing
Anaheim Convention Center (The Arena at the Anaheim) 6,000 Existing
NBC Universal Studio Lot IBC/MPC[16] - Existing

Potential football venues[]

According to the initial bid book for Los Angeles' 2024 Olympic bid, Football venues are to be situated within Los Angeles and in other parts of California, to be determined. According to the official website of the local organizing committee, eight venues are under consideration, all within the state.[17]

Potential venues in Los Angeles County:

  • Rose Bowl, Pasadena (92,542 capacity) – 3 group matches, quarterfinals, semifinals and women's final
  • Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park, Inglewood (80,000) – 3 group matches, quarterfinals, semifinals and men's final
  • Banc of California Stadium, Exposition Park (22,000) – 8 group matches

Potential venues in the San Francisco Bay area:

  • Stanford Stadium, Stanford (50,000) – 5 group matches, quarterfinals and women's bronze medal match
  • Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara (68,500) – 5 group matches, quarterfinals, and men's bronze medal match
  • California Memorial Stadium, Berkeley (63,000) - 8 group matches
  • Avaya Stadium, San Jose (20,000) – 8 group matches

Potential venues in San Diego County:

  • New MLS Stadium, San Diego (32,000) – 8 group matches

Marketing[]

Emblem[]

The emblem for the 2028 Summer Olympics and Paralympics was unveiled on 1 September 2020. The emblem pays homage to Los Angeles' diversity and history, 26 different designs by athletes, actors, designers and writers like Allyson Felix, Chloe Kim, Gabby Douglas, Lex Gillette, Scout Bassett, Billie Eilish, Reese Witherspoon and 19 others were selected, marking the first time an Olympic and Paralympic emblem will use rather than one design.

Broadcasting[]

U.S. broadcast rights for the 2028 Games were sold as part of long-term agreements with NBCUniversal who will serve as the United States broadcaster through 2032.[18]

  • BrazilGrupo Globo[19]
  • United StatesNBCUniversal[18]

References[]

  1. Candidature Process Olympic Games 2024 (PDF). Retrieved on March 1, 2017.
  2. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named :0
  3. Bach Says Paris and LA Mayors Are ‘Optimistic’ About Agreement After Initial Discussions - GamesBids.com.
  4. L.A. City Council endorses 2028 Olympics bid, accepting responsibility for any cost overruns. Los Angeles Times (August 2017). Retrieved on 11 August 2017.
  5. Los Angeles gets official go-ahead to host 2028 Olympics. Chicago Tribune (September 2017). Retrieved on 11 September 2017.
  6. L.A. officially awarded 2028 Olympic Games. Los Angeles Times (September 2017). Retrieved on 13 September 2017.
  7. State taxpayers will back L.A. Olympics bid if it goes over budget. Los Angeles Times (October 2017). Retrieved on 17 October 2017.
  8. http://thesource.metro.net/2017/04/27/notice-to-proceed-issued-for-section-2-of-purple-line-extension/
  9. "Eyeing L.A.'s Olympic bid, Metro seeks to accelerate two rail projects", Los Angeles Times, September 9, 2015. Retrieved on September 12, 2015.
  10. Airport Metro Connector. LACMTA (August 2015). Retrieved on February 2, 2016.
  11. Devanney, Brenna. "Metro Proposes Budget Changes To Regional Connector", Annenberg TV News, November 12, 2015. Retrieved on 24 January 2016.
  12. Regional Connector Transit Corridor (project website). Metro (LACMTA) (May 13, 2013). Retrieved on 2013-07-11.
  13. LA County Election Results.
  14. Wharton, David. "L.A. organizers propose linked, simultaneous Olympic ceremonies for Coliseum, Inglewood stadium", Los Angeles Times, 16 January 2017. Retrieved on 25 August 2017.
  15. Stage 1 Vision, Games Concept and Strategy. Archived from the original on October 12, 2016. Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  16. Johnson, Ted (June 22, 2016). Universal to Build New Soundstage Complex, Expand Theme Park in 5-Year Plan (EXCLUSIVE). Archived from the original on August 27, 2016.
  17. LA2024 Games Delivery, Experience and Venue Legacy. Archived from the original on February 4, 2017.
  18. 18.0 18.1 IOC awards Olympic Games broadcast rights to NBCUniversal through to 2032. International Olympic Committee (7 May 2014). Retrieved on 27 August 2017.
  19. "IOC reaches agreement for broadcast rights in Brazil with Grupo Globo through to 2032", International Olympic Committee, Olympic.org, 10 December 2015. Retrieved on 11 December 2015.

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