2028 Summer Olympics
Games of the XXXIV Olympiad
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Host city Los Angeles, United States
Motto Follow the Sun
Stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park
Paris 2024
TBD 2026

The 2028 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXIV Olympiad, and commonly known as LA 2028/Los Angeles 2028, is a forthcoming international multi-sport event, which will be hosted in the city of Los Angeles from July 21 to August 6, 2028.

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 will be announced as winners of their respective games at the 131st IOC Session in Lima, Peru, on September 13, 2017.[5]

Should the plan move forward, this will be the fifth Summer Games to be hosted in the United States, and the third in Los Angeles after 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.[6] 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.[3] 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 LA and Paris 2024 bid committees, and the IOC held meetings before the 131st IOC Session in Lima to choose which city will get the 2024 Games. [7]

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, opening Paris up to be confirmed as hosts for the 2024 Games. Both decisions must be ratified at the 131st IOC Conference on September 13, 2017.[8] On August 11, 2017 the Los Angeles City Council voted to approve the bid by a 12-0 vote.[9]

Because Los Angeles will be selected for the 2028 Summer Olympics, it will become the first city ever to host the Olympics more than once without facing a competitive bidding process. In 1932 and 1984, Los Angeles was also the only city to bid for those respective years.


Downtown Los Angeles Sports Park

Venue Events Capacity Status
Figueroa Street[10] 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 93,000 Existing
Opening Ceremony / Closing Ceremony
Banc of California Stadium Football (Preliminaries) 22,000 Under construction
Athletics (Discus, Javelin and Hammer qualifications)
Dedeaux Field (USC) Swimming, Diving, Synchronized Swimming 20,000 Existing
Galen Center (USC) Badminton 10,300 Existing
Los Angeles Convention Center Basketball (W Preliminaries) 8,000 Existing
Boxing 8,000
Fencing 7,000
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
Waterpolo 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

Southern California Venues

Venue Events Capacity Status
The Rose Bowl Soccer (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
NBC Universal Studio Lot IBC/MPC[11] - Existing
Los Angeles Westside Area
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
Pauley Pavilion (UCLA) Olympic Village, Olympic Village Training Center N/A Existing
Wrestling 12,500 Existing
Judo 12,500 Existing
LA Stadium at Hollywood Park Opening Ceremonies / Closing Ceremony 72,000 Under Construction
Football (M Quarterfinal, W Semifinal, M Final) 72,000
Archery 8,000 (Stadium Lake)
The Forum Gymnastics 17,000 Existing


Broadcast rights for these Games in the United States and Brazil were already sold as part of long-term agreements with NBCUniversal (who will serve as the host country's broadcaster) and Grupo Globo respectively, through 2032.[12][13]



Sponsors of the 2028 Summer Olympics
Worldwide Olympic Partners


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External links

Candidature Files

Preceded by
Summer Olympic Games
Los Angeles

XXXIV Olympiad (2028)
Succeeded by
TBD 2032

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