UPDATE: International Olympic Committee's executive board endorse plan to award 2024 and 2028 games to LA, Paris


The IOC has formally proposed picking the 2024 and 2028 Olympic host cities at the same time this year. 

Los Angeles and Paris are now all but guaranteed to both be awarded a Summer Gams in September as the IOC seeks to cement their signature events over the next decade. 

IOC President Thomas Bach said at a news conference Friday that, "This represents a golden opportunity for the Olympic Games and for the IOC." 

A full meeting of the IOC will come together on July 11th in Lausanne to ratify the board's request. 

It's unlikely the membership will block the new IOC president's policy. 

Original story follow below: 

Los Angeles's bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympic games will be a topic of discussion today as the International Olympic Committee's executive board meets in Switzerland. One item on the agenda is whether or not the IOC should award both the 2024 and 2028 Summer Olympics at the same time. 

Los Angeles and Paris have been dueling for the chance to host in 2024. 

Rumors out of the IOC point to the committee awarding Paris the 2024 Olympic Games with Los Angeles being offered the chance to host in 2028. LA 2024 leaders haven't conceded the 2024 Games yet, but they say they don't want to force the IOC's hand with an ultimatum. 

LA mayor Eric Garcetti said: “My dream is not so much just to bring the Olympics here, but is to bring youth sports for free to every zip code.”

An official decision on who will host in 2024 is expected from the IOC in September. 

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