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The International Olympic Commitee has approved a plan to simultaneously award the Summer Oympic Games to Los Angeles and Paris.

The decision guarantees that the games will return to Los Angeles in either 2024 or 2028.  It remains undecided which city will host first, although past reports have pointed to Paris as the favorite for the 2024 event - which would coincide with the 100-year anniversary of the 1924 Paris games.

Los Angeles' bid would scatter events between four nodes in the San Fernando Valley, Downtown, the South Bay and the Long Beach waterfront.  Facilities at UCLA, as well as venues in Orange County and Santa Monica, would also be utilized for the games.

Mayor Eric Garcetti and the LA 2024 organization which spearheaded the bid have touted a low-cost plan which makes use of existing infrastructure.  However, L.A.'s Olympic ambitions also imagine an acceleration of the region's ongoing transit expansion to assist with mobility during the games.

Image via LA2024

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