America has reason to celebrate this week: the Summer Olympics are coming back to the United States for the first time since 1996.
The Olympics are coming back to the U.S.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced on Monday that Los Angeles, California will host the Olympic Games in 2028.
“Los Angeles presented an excellent candidature that embraces the Olympic Agenda 2020 sustainability priorities by [maximizing] the use of existing facilities and encouraging the engagement of more youth in the Olympic Movement,” IOC President Thomas Bach said.
The IOC also announced it will contribute $1.8 billion to Los Angeles’ organizing committee to help make the Games happen:
IOC to contribute USD 1.8 billion to the local Organising Committee https://t.co/QFX429kwP4 (2/2)
— IOC MEDIA (@iocmedia) July 31, 2017
President Trump said in a statement that he’s proud to support LA 2028.
For the first time in a generation, the Olympics are coming back to the United States, and I am proud to support LA 2028.
I want to congratulate the United States Olympic Committee and the entire bid team for developing a plan that will ensure LA 2028 demonstrates the best in American creativity, innovation, and hospitality.
The last time an Olympic Games happened in the U.S. was 2002, when Salt Lake City, Utah helped host the Winter Olympics. The Summer Olympics took place in Atlanta in 1996 and Los Angeles in 1984.
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