International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach (C) poses for pictures with Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo (L) and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti during the 131st IOC session in Lima on September 13, 2017.AFP / Fabrice COFFRINI
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The International Olympic Committee named Los Angeles and Paris as hosts for the 2024 and 2028 Olympics Wednesday, crowning two cities at the same time in a historic first for the embattled sports body.Both Paris and Los Angeles made final presentations to IOC delegates before the formality of the rubber-stamp vote was taken.Paris 2024 officials hugged and cheered following the vote, basking in victory after three previous failed bids to land the 1992, 2008 and 2012 Olympics.The 2024 Games will mark the third time Paris has staged the Olympics, coming exactly 100 years after they last hosted the Games.As the tussle for 2024 unfolded, and as the field thinned to leave just Los Angeles and Paris, the IOC's determination to secure two high-quality bids for the next two Summer Games became apparent.
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