In a historic Olympic Games host city announcement in Lima at the IOC session, President Bach hailed the “extraordinary” decision to award the 2024 and 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games to Paris and Los Angeles.

The vote was unanimous among the 80 members present and eligible to vote.

Bach presented Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo with cards displaying Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028.

The Host City Contracts for the 2024 and 2028 Games were then signed by both cities.

The ratification of the agreement came after it was approved at an Extraordinary IOC Session in Lausanne in July, paving the way for the IOC to award two editions of the Games at the same time.

“This historic double allocation is a ‘win-win-win’ situation for the city of Paris, the city of Los Angeles and the IOC,” Bach said.

“It is hard to imagine something better.

“Ensuring the stability of the Olympic Games for the athletes of the world for the next 11 years is something extraordinary.

“These are two great cities from two great countries with a great Olympic history.

“Both cities are very enthusiastic about the Games and are promoting the Olympic spirit in a fantastic way.”

IFMA would like to congratulate both cities and both mayors and we are looking forward to our European Championships in Paris next month to enjoy the celebrations.