2028 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, CA
Well, it’s officially official: Los Angeles will be hosting the Olympic Games for the third time.
The International Olympics Committee (IOC) announced L.A. as the site of the 2028 Summer Olympics during a September 13 meeting in Lima, Peru. Notably, the IOC used the same occasion to formally declare Paris as the host city for the 2024 Summer Games, which the City of Light and the City of Angels had previously been vying against one another for.
The president of the IOC, Thomas Bach, said on the occasion (as reported by the San Francisco Gate), “Congratulations to Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028! This historic double allocation is a ‘win-win-win’ situation for the city of Paris, the city of Los Angeles, and the IOC.”
The Third Time Around for Los Angeles
Here at Hotel Amarano, we’re all-around thrilled about the news: There’s nothing quite like the Olympic Games, after all, and this marks the first time in over a generation that L.A.—truly one of the great cities of the world—will have the honor of hosting. L.A. also welcomed the Games in 1932 and 1984.
It’ll be exciting to watch L.A. get ready for the momentous occasion, which will go down July 21 through August 6, 2028. And given the unusually early heads-up, it’s equally exciting to imagine how preparation for those Summer Games will synchronize with the city’s natural evolution.
Summer Olympic Games Snapshot
The inaugural Summer Olympic Games kicked off (appropriately enough) in Athens, Greece back in 1896: the first modern version of the Olympic Games, featuring athletes from 14 different countries. The most recent iteration, meanwhile, took place in Rio de Janeiro last year. The array of sports featured during the Summer Games is always rather mind-boggling: high-profile competitions in track-and-field, gymnastics, and swimming; Olympic versions of year-round staples such as basketball, soccer, tennis, and baseball (which will be returning to the Summer Games in 2020); and lesser-known but fascinating contests such as trampoline and handball.
Looking Ahead to the 2028 Summer Olympic Games With Hotel Amarano
With the fanfare of the announcement and the multiyear effort required to successfully pull off this most high-profile of international sporting events, it’s by no means too early to get excited about L.A.’s 2028 Summer Games—and, for that matter, to get excited about calling the Hotel Amarano, Burbank’s favorite boutique hotel, your home base during all of the sprinting, vaulting, diving, balance-beam-balancing action!