The Road to 2024 Olympics: Host City Predictions and Preparations
By Adedayo Ebenezer Oyetoke Published on: November 23rd 2023 | 2 mins, 327 words Views: 188
The 2024 Summer Olympics will mark the culmination of years of planning and preparation for athletes and organizers alike. While the host city for 2024 has already been selected, preparations are well underway and speculation is rampant about potential bids for 2028 and beyond. Let's take a look at what we know about 2024 and some predictions for future Olympic hosts.
The French capital of Paris will play host to the 2024 Summer Games. Construction is moving forward on the Olympic Village and venues like the 80,000-seat Stade de France. Organizers are focused on delivering a sustainable Games through measures like using existing or temporary infrastructure. Paris aims to use the Olympics to showcase French culture and history on a global stage. All signs point to the 2024 Games being a grand showcase for the iconic city.
Los Angeles 2028
In a highly unusual move, the International Olympic Committee awarded both the 2024 and 2028 Games in 2017 - with Paris getting 2024 and Los Angeles taking 2028. LA leveraged existing stadiums like Dodger Stadium, sparing them an expensive new venue building spree. They will utilize the Olympic Village from the 1984 LA Games as well. With years to refine plans, LA is well-positioned to deliver a successful and profitable Olympics.
Bids for 2032 and Beyond
Indianapolis and Brisbane are seen as frontrunners for the 2032 Games, having expressed serious interest. Indianapolis has NFL-level facilities and infrastructure in place already. Meanwhile, Brisbane has the backing of the powerful Australian Olympic Committee and could capitalize on being one of the first cities in the post-COVID era. Doha, Mumbai, Shanghai and multiple African cities could also emerge as top candidates. The IOC is expected to select the 2032 host by 2025.
In summary, the next decade of Olympics looks set to be hosted in innovative, sustainable ways by seasoned organizers with existing capabilities. Future bids may capitalize on regional growth or delivering a first Games to a new continent. The road to 2024 and beyond will be an exciting one for athletes, fans and Olympic enthusiasts worldwide.