Los Angeles reaches deal with Olympic leaders for 2028 Games

FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2017, file photo, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, center, speaks during a news conference in Los Angeles. More than a million Facebook users "like" the idea of hosting the 2024 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.Los Angeles and Paris await their Olympic inspectors this week already seen as winning options for the 2024 Summer Games. Both cities host three-day visits by an International Olympic Committee panel, whose chairman does not doubt their sports staging skills. “Either way, we will have fantastic Olympic Games,” IOC evaluation commission chairman Patrick Baumann told The Associated Press.on Monday May 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Los Angeles has reached an agreement with international Olympic leaders that will open the way for the city to host the 2028 Summer Games.

City Council President Herb Wesson’s office on Monday confirmed the deal.

Spokeswoman Caolinn Mejza says the pact is expected to be reviewed by the council later this week.

The agreement to be formally announced later Monday follows a vote earlier this month by the International Olympic Committee to seek a deal to award the 2024 and 2028 Games.

Paris is widely seen as the favorite for 2024.

With the agreement, Los Angeles would get 2028.

The deal would make LA a three-time Olympic city, after hosting the 1932 and 1984 Games.

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