The 2028 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles will begin July 14 that year with a gala opening ceremony split between Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Exposition Park and SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Mayor Eric Garcetti and Olympic officials announced Monday.
“We are going to see those Olympics come back and the countdown begins today,” Garcetti said at a news conference at John C. Argue Swim Stadium in the shadow of the Coliseum. “We are so excited.”
Garcetti was joined at the announcement by International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach.
It will mark the third time Los Angeles has hosted the Games, following 1932 and 1984. The city had initially bid to host the 2024 Games, but it was awarded the 2028 Olympics instead in a unique compromise agreement that put the 2024 event in Paris.
The Paralympic Games will follow the Olympics, beginning Aug. 15, 2028.