Iconic Los Angeles landmarks and buildings will be illuminated Tuesday evening and Wednesday in anticipation of the expected announcement that the city will host the 2028 Summer Olympics.

The International Olympic Committee is meeting in Lima, Peru, with the announcement expected Wednesday. Since the city has already reached a tentative agreement to host in 2028 and has no competitors for the slot, the announcement at this point is considered by observers to be a formality.

“The nearly 50 landmarks and buildings glowing in LA 2028 colors show how excited our city and our country are to bring the Games back and underscore the spectacular setting that Los Angeles offers for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2028,” LA 2028 CEO Gene Sykes said. “This show of support demonstrates our city’s wealth of entertainment venues, cultural attractions and natural treasures that, enhanced by the power of Hollywood storytelling, will help LA 2028 engage a brand new generation of Olympic and Paralympic enthusiasts.”

Former Olympic cities Lake Placid (1980), Squaw Valley (1960) and St. Louis (1906) will also light up venues in support of Los Angeles’ bid.

In L.A., locations that will be lit include the Griffith Observatory, the Hollywood Bowl, the US Bank Tower, the Ace Hotel, Aquarium of the Pacific, the Capitol Records building, Los Angeles City Hall and dozens of others.

–City News Service

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