Dates for 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games announced – Orange County Register

The 2028 Olympic Games in Los Angeles will open July 14 and run through July 30, LA 28 officials announced Monday.

The 2028 Paralympic Games will begin August 15 and run through August 27.

“Today marks the official countdown to the LA28 Olympic and Paralympic Games,” LA28 chief athlete officer Janet Evans said in a statement. “The LA28 Games will be unlike any other, showcasing the best of Southern California’s exceptional stadiums and world-class culture to athletes and fans alike. This milestone makes the Games real for every athlete actively training for their LA28 dream and the fans who follow the journey.”

Los Angeles, host of the 1932 and 1984 Olympics, was awarded a third Games by the International Olympic Committee in September 2017 as part of a historic agreement in which Paris was also given the 2024 Games.

“With set dates in hand, Los Angeles is ready and excited to host the Olympics for the third time and the Paralympics for the first time in history,” said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. “The Games represent a once in a lifetime opportunity for LA — a bold investment throughout our communities with equity and progress as the main focus. This will bring vast opportunity into every corner of the city ensuring a lasting legacy for future generations of Angelenos.”

LA 2028 will receive at least $2 billion from the IOC, up from $1.7 billion had the city hosted the 2024 Games and the largest payout ever to an Olympic host city. Los Angeles also will receive the IOC’s 20 percent share of the 2028 Games surplus. With the deal, LA 2028 will receive 80 percent of those Olympics’ surplus. LA 2028 initially projected a $166.1 million surplus in 2015 documents, an estimate considered conservative by several longtime Olympic bid analysts.

The dates for the 2028 Olympics and Paralympics were announced during a visit by IOC president Thomas Bach and IOC member Nicole Hoevertsz, the LA 28 coordination commission chair.

“Los Angeles is a special place for sport,” said Hoevertsz, who competed in the 1984 Olympic synchronized swimming competition for Aruba. “It’s wonderful to see the continued progress of the LA28 Games and especially terrific to witness the positive impact the Games can have on the community well before the Olympic flame ever reaches American soil. We have much to continue to plan and celebrate as we prepare to deliver the beauty and excitement of sport to the world. The confirmation of the Games dates now gives LA a firm deadline when it will need to be ready to welcome the world.”

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