IOC could announce host city decisions for 2024/2028 Olympics next month

The likelihood of the International Olympic Committee awarding both the 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games later this year continued to gain momentum Friday.

In the clearest sign yet that Los Angeles could be assured in the coming months of hosting a third Olympic Games, the IOC announced that a working group studying the 2024/2028 issues will present a report to the IOC executive board at a June 9 special meeting at IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.

IOC president Thomas Bach has been pushing the 2024/2028 plan and appointed the working group of the IOC’s four vice presidents in March to study the idea.

“All the options are on the table and this includes also the 2024/28 procedure and vote,” Bach said.

Los Angeles 2024 chairman Casey Wasserman said last week that local officials could receive an update as early as this month on the results of IOC vice presidents’ study. IOC vice president Dr. Ugur Erdener is an evaluation commission member and was part of the Los Angeles trip.

The IOC 2024 host city evaluation commission will regroup at IOC headquarters later this month to complete their final assessment of the 2024 candidates and is scheduled to release a final report on the bids July 5.

The evaluation commission will meet with the IOC during a July 11-12 meeting at which Los Angeles and Paris will also make presentations. The vice presidents are also expected to report their findings on the 2024/2028 issue at those same meetings.

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