Olympic double: Paris in 2024, Los Angeles for '28

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo (left), the President of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach (centre) and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti show the decision. (EPA photo)

LIMA: This was one of those rare Olympic moments where everyone walked away a winner.

Paris for 2024. Los Angeles for 2028. And the International Olympic Committee for transforming an unruly bidding process to lock down its future by choosing not one, but two Summer Olympics hosts at the same time.

The IOC put the rubber stamp on a pre-determined conclusion Wednesday, giving Paris the 2024 Games and LA the 2028 Games in a history-making vote.

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