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'Wow, it's magic' - Paris and LA react to successful Olympic bids

'Wow, it's magic' - Paris and LA react to successful Olympic bids

The World Baseball Softball Confederation congratulated Paris 2024 and LA 2028 Olympic Games on being awarded the Olympic and Paralympic Games, and reiterated its goal of securing the long-term future of baseball and softball on the Olympic Program.

The vote marked the final act of a campaign that had been stripped of the usual intrigue ever since Paris and Los Angeles agreed to carve up 2024 and 2028 following encouragement from the IOC.

The 2024 Olympics will be hosted by Paris, which had lost to other cities in previous bids.

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The Paris Games, which had fallen short with bids for 2008 and 2012, will mark 100 years since it was last held in the French capital. "This IOC Evaluation Commission report underlines what a historic opportunity LA 2028 is for the City of Angels and the Olympic and Paralympic Movements." he added.

LA initially lost out to Boston in competition to become the United's States sole bidder only for the MA city to withdraw from the race in 2015.

The new 2028 report concludes: "From the information submitted, the IOC Evaluation Commission considers that the main requirements for Los Angeles to host the Olympic Games 2028 have been met".

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"Bringing the Olympics back home to LA gives us the chance to imagine what our city will look like a decade from now", Eric Garcetti, mayor of Los Angeles, said.

"Today I am delighted to invite you to join the great family of Parisians, a family which belongs to the world", said the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo. "At the heart of these Games, we will place young people, who represent our present, our hope and our pride".

International Olympic Committee chief Bach first signaled publicly that the double award of an Olympics could be on the agenda in December past year, lamenting that the bidding process produced "too many losers".

Tension builds in Spain as Catalans defy Madrid over ballot
If mayors and their municipalities can not help organize balloting, the vote is unlikely to proceed. Rajoy on Wednesday urged Catalans to boycott the referendum.

Paris hosted the Summer Olympics in 1900 and 1924.


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