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© Jean-Baptiste Gurliat, AFP/Paris City Hall press office | This photo taken on June 24 shows a giant banner with the logo of the Paris bid for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games.

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2017-07-11

Olympic chiefs meeting in Lausanne on Tuesday are expected to announce the award of the 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games to Paris and Los Angeles as the two cities present their official bids for hosting the Games.

Paris – whose delegation is being led by French President Emmanuel Macron – and Los Angeles are both presenting their bids to host the 2024 Olympic Games on Tuesday.

However, the committee is widely expected to award the 2024 Games to Paris and the 2028 Olympics to Los Angeles.

International Olympic Committtee (IOC) chief Thomas Bach pushed a plan to have both 2024 and 2028 awarded together at the organisation's main annual meeting in Peru in September. That proposal, endorsed by Olympic executives last month, is expected to be rubber-stamped by the IOC's roughly 100 members in a vote later on Tuesday. With no other cities in the running, the vote would effectively guarantee hosting rights to Paris and Los Angeles.

The IOC Evaluation Commission report has lavished praise on both LA and Paris, stating there was "very little to separate" the two rivals.

"Members of the Evaluation Commission have used the terms 'forward-looking', 'innovative', 'vibrant' and 'cool' to describe the Los Angeles candidature, and 'historical', 'cultural', 'iconic' and 'amazing backdrops' for that of Paris," said Patrick Baumann, IOC member and chair of the 2024 Evaluation Commission.

"However, whatever the description, it truly is a tale of two great Olympic cities. The two projects are different in nature, but each city presents a proposal which is genuinely authentic and reflects the best of what each has to offer."

(FRANCE 24 with AFP)

Date created : 2017-07-11

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