2028 Summer Olympics
Games of the XXXIV Olympiad
LA 2028 Olympics Logo.png
Host city Los Angeles, California, United States
Motto Follow the Sun
July 21
Closing ceremony August 6
Stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park
Summer
Paris 2024 TBD 2032  >
Winter
TBD 2026 TBD 2030  >

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, California, United States between July 21 and 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 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.[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 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.[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, allowing Paris to be confirmed as the host city for the 2024 Games. Both decisions must be ratified at the 131st IOC Session on September 13, 2017.[8] On August 11, 2017, the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to approve the bid.[9] On September 11, 2017, Los Angeles received formal approval to host the 2028 Olympics from the International Olympic Committee's evaluation commission.[10]. On September 13, 2017, Los Angeles was formally awarded the games following a unanimous vote by the IOC.[11].On October 16, 2017 Los Angeles 2028 received official support from the state of California.[12].

Host city election

Los Angeles was elected as the host city at the 131st IOC Session in Lima, Peru on September 13. The three American IOC members, Anita DeFrantz, Angela Ruggiero and Larry Probst were not eligible to vote in this host city election under the rules of the Olympic Charter. This will be the third time Los Angeles will have been selected as an Olympics host city without facing a competitive bidding process, following similar outcomes in 1932 and 1984 (Los Angeles is the only city to hold this distinction). Los Angeles previously submitted bids for the 1924, 1928, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1976 and 1980 Summer Olympics, but lost to Paris, Amsterdam, London, Helsinki, Melbourne, Montreal and Moscow respectively. Los Angeles also bid to be the US candidate for the 2016 Summer Olympics, but the USOC chose Chicago as the US candidate for those games.

2028 Summer Olympics bidding results
City Nation Votes
Los Angeles  United States Unanimous

Development and preparations

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 will be complete in 2018 and will serve as the home of Major League Soccer team Los Angeles FC. During the Olympic Games the stadium will host soccer and several events in athletics. Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park is slated to be complete by 2020 and will be home of the NFL's Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers. During the Olympics the stadium will host the main opening ceremony, soccer and archery.

The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum will undergo a renovation and will also have an athletics track installed.

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.[13][14]

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.[15]

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. [16][17]

These and other infrastructure improvements are being funded by Measure M which was approved by voters in November 2016. [18]

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.[19]

Downtown Los Angeles Sports Park

LA Memorial Coliseum as viewed from Exposition Park
Staples Center


Venue Events Capacity Status
Figueroa Street[20] 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 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

Sepulveda Basin 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

Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier
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

Pauley Pavilion at the UCLA campus
The Forum
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 72,000 Under construction
Football (M Quarterfinal, W Semifinal, M Final) 72,000
Archery 8,000 (Stadium Lake)
The Forum Gymnastics 17,000 Existing

Southern California venues

The Rose Bowl Stadium
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
NBC Universal Studio Lot IBC/MPC[21] - Existing

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.[22]

Media

Sponsors

Sponsors of the 2028 Summer Olympics
Worldwide Olympic Partners

See also

References

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  13. ^ http://thesource.metro.net/2017/04/27/notice-to-proceed-issued-for-section-2-of-purple-line-extension/
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  15. ^ "Airport Metro Connector" (PDF). LACMTA. August 2015. Retrieved 2016. 
  16. ^ Devanney, Brenna (November 12, 2015). "Metro Proposes Budget Changes To Regional Connector". Annenberg TV News. Retrieved 2016. 
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  18. ^ "LA County Election Results". www.lavote.net. Retrieved . 
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  20. ^ "Stage 1 Vision, Games Concept and Strategy" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on October 12, 2016. Retrieved 2017. 
  21. ^ 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. 
  22. ^ a b "IOC awards Olympic Games broadcast rights to NBCUniversal through to 2032". International Olympic Committee. 7 May 2014. Retrieved 2017. 
  23. ^ "IOC reaches agreement for broadcast rights in Brazil with Grupo Globo through to 2032". International Olympic Committee. Olympic.org. 10 December 2015. Archived from the original on 13 December 2015. Retrieved 2015. 

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