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IOC break with past to hand Paris 2024, Los Angeles 2028 Games
Reuters MSN ^ | September 13, 2017

Posted on 09/13/2017 1:41:34 PM PDT by SMGFan

Paris was awarded the 2024 summer Olympics and Los Angeles the 2028 Games on Wednesday, as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) broke with decades of tradition to vote on a unique double allocation.

Paris, which has hosted two previous Olympics, will stage the event 100 years after its last Games in 1924 while Los Angeles will also organize its third Games after 1932 and 1984.

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So in the next 11 years will the oceans rise & flood LA or will man cause the big One.
1 posted on 09/13/2017 1:41:34 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

Wasn’t that one of The One’s big disappointments when he personally tried to bring a Games to Chicago and failed to convince the IOC of such a grand idea?


2 posted on 09/13/2017 1:44:17 PM PDT by OttawaFreeper ("If I had to go to war again, I'd bring lacrosse players" Conn Smythe)
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To: SMGFan

Did anyone else even want it?


3 posted on 09/13/2017 1:47:10 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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The nice thing about 2024 is that we won’t be paying Miguel Cabrera 100,000 for each strikeout anymore.


4 posted on 09/13/2017 1:47:39 PM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx D)
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Did anyone else even want it?

I can't vouch for the veracity of the article I read but it said, no, Paris and LA were the only cities vying.

5 posted on 09/13/2017 1:49:34 PM PDT by pgkdan (The Silent Majority Stands With TRUMP!)
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To: OttawaFreeper

how many been killed in that city since Chicago lost the Olympics?


6 posted on 09/13/2017 1:51:28 PM PDT by SMGFan (Sarah Michelle Gellar is on twitter @SarahMGellar)
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To: VanDeKoik

A big part of the reason they decided to announce two sites at once is because these were the only two credible bidders on the horizon for the Summer Games. It has become such an expensive money-losing fiasco for many host cities/countries.


7 posted on 09/13/2017 2:02:49 PM PDT by Enchante
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Paris, which has hosted two previous Olympics, will stage the event 100 years after its last Games in 1924

That would be the Olympics featured in the 1980 movie Chariots of Fire, Eric Liddell and Harold Abrahams.

8 posted on 09/13/2017 2:07:50 PM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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There definitely won’t be any 2028 games!
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9 posted on 09/13/2017 2:09:46 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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🙊. Shhhhh. Don't let the religion of peas know. Might give 'em ideas.
10 posted on 09/13/2017 2:12:10 PM PDT by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?!)
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How is that a break with the past when both cities have already hosted the Olympics twice?

And why did St. Louis get passed over?

Isn't it their turn again?

11 posted on 09/13/2017 2:33:29 PM PDT by x
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Yes, and it was hilarious how they snubbed the guy and his representatives.

He was certain he would get credit for obtaining the games. Then NOTHING...

They didn’t call him ZERO for nothing. Okay, I guess they actually did. LOL


12 posted on 09/13/2017 2:38:04 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (7.5 mos M/R joining dems to block Cons. agenda? No problem. Trump deal w/Dems, big problem! Ah NO!)
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To: SMGFan

The M & M Games! Muslim Games in Paris. Marxist Games in L.A.


13 posted on 09/13/2017 4:07:32 PM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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How is that a break with the past when both cities have already hosted the Olympics twice?

They traditionally only award one at a time to spread the bribes out. Sounds like somebody got greedy and wanted more than their slice of the pie.

14 posted on 09/13/2017 4:55:19 PM PDT by PAR35
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Thanks for the info. Paris and LA were the only two contenders remaining. Maybe they thought if they waited to award the 2028 nobody (or at least nobody else) would apply.


15 posted on 09/13/2017 5:02:36 PM PDT by x
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