ROAD TO 2024: Hosts for 2024 and 2028 Could Be Decided in September

February 21, 2017

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach is reportedly considering the possibility of awarding hosting rights for both the 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games this September.

The decision would be a controversial one, with FIFA and OCA having taken criticism for the arguably undemocratic process when they made similar decisions on the World Cup and Asian Games respectively.

With Hungarian capital Budapest considering exiting the race to host 2024, there could be a possibility for each of the remaining two candidate cities – Los Angeles and Paris – to be awarded one Games apiece. However, there is thought to be vehement opposition to the concept from many IOC members.

The process could be seen as non-transparent, and could lead to disappoint for countries considering bidding for the 2028 Games. Deciding an Olympic host 11 years early could also lead to future complications.

The Olympic Charter would require changing for such a process to go ahead, but there is thought to be support for the motion from some key IOC Members.