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IOC votes unanimously in support of double allocation of 2024 and 2028 Games

July 11, 2017

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has today voted in favour of awarding both 2024 and 2028 Games at the IOC session in Lima, Peru, scheduled for 13 September 2017.

John Coates, president of the Australian Olympic Committee, presented the proposal to the IOC Executive Board during the 130th IOC Session in Lausanne, Switzerland.

The proposal recognised “the exceptional circumstances and unique opportunities presented b the candidatures of Los Angeles and Paris” and presented the following decision:

1. To request the IOC Executive Board to conclude a tripartite agreement with Los Angeles and Paris and their respective NOCs for the simultaneous election of the host cities of the Olympic Games 2024 and 2028 during the 131st IOC session in Lima.
2. Should such tripartite agreement be reached, the 131st IOC session will ratify the agreement, thereby electing one city for the Olympic Games 2024 and the other city for the Olympic Games 2028. To that effect, the 130th IOC Session waives the seven-year deadline set out in Rule 33.2 of the Olympic Charter.
3. Should an agreement not be reached, the 131st IOC Session will proceed with the election of the host city 2024 in accordance with the current election.

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Coates also said that both cities are open to a simultaneous election. Now, they only need to reach an agreement with the IOC to ratify this decision.

IOC President Thomas Bach called the IOC decision a “golden opportunity” for all concerned.

“Ensuring the stability of the Olympic Games for 11 years is something extraordinary,” Bach said.b”That is why we say this is a great day for the Olympic Games and the Olympic Movement, and it’s a great day also for these two wonderful cities, these two great Olympic cities,” he stressed.

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