Who will host the 2024 Olympics: Los Angeles or Paris? | The Tylt
Who will host the 2024 Olympics: Los Angeles or Paris?
It has been about 40 years since Los Angeles hosted its last Olympics. Coincidentally, it was the last Olympic games that turned a profit. The IOC would be fools not to take advantage of the existing infrastructure to boost the group's sullied reputation after the Sochi games cost around $50 billion to put on.
With the 1984 venues in okay shape, the cost to refurbish and modernize them will be much cheaper than building a new facility altogether. Plus, with new, state-of-the-art stadiums in Inglewood and Exposition Park scheduled to be completed by 2024, Los Angeles will have plenty of new venues that will not go towards the cost of the games.
Paris has a nice bid, but Los Angeles already has an existing infrastructure in place that will be cheaper, and more cost-efficient for the IOC. Los Angeles is the only way to go.
Los Angeles likes to boast about its existing venues. However, Paris also has venues that are ready to host events and the resources to build others on the outskirts of the city.
With so many venues ready, the cost of putting on the games in Paris would be as cheap, if not cheaper, than Los Angeles. If the IOC wants to save some money, going to Paris would be the move.
However, the main advantage of the Paris hosting the games in 2024 is a major celebration for the city and the Olympics themselves. Paris hosting in 2024 would fall on the 100th Anniversary of the 1924 Olympic Games hosted in Paris. Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympic Games, was also born in Paris. The perfect mix of history and modernity would be in Paris, not Los Angeles.