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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Images of the Day: The 2028 Summer Olympic Games Are Officially Coming to Los Angeles!

The official logo for the 2028 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles.

A few hours ago, the International Olympic Committee officially announced in Lima, Peru that the 2028 Summer Olympic Games (a.k.a. the Games of the 34th Olympiad) will be heading to Los Angeles...while the 2024 Games (which mark the 33rd Olympiad) will be hosted in Paris. L.A. originally intended to bring the Games back to American soil in '24, but ultimately deferred to the French capital. The 2024 Olympics will mark 100 years since the multi-sporting event was last played in France (the 1924 Games were the 8th Olympiad), while the 2028 Olympics will take place 32 years after the 1996 Olympic Games (the 26th Olympiad) in Atlanta—the last U.S. city to host this event.

On a different note, the 2028 Games will also mark 20 years since swimming legend Michael Phelps started his quest to becoming the greatest Olympian of all-time by winning 8 gold medals during the 2008 Games (the 29th Olympiad) in Beijing. Oh, and Kobe Bryant helped LeBron James lead the U.S. men's basketball team to a gold medal that same year after the Kobe-less team earned a "measly" bronze medal during the 2004 Olympics (the 28th Olympiad) in Greece. It's obviously too early to say, but we'll see how the Dream Team plays 11 years from now...since LeBron will no doubt join Kobe as retired NBA legends by then.

Anyways, I can't wait for the Summer Olympics to return to the City of Angels! Here are some art concepts depicting proposed sporting venues throughout SoCal for the 2028 Games...courtesy of the LA2028 Facebook page. Happy Hump Day.

The Honda Center is the proposed venue for volleyball during the 2028 Los Angeles Games.
The Honda Center in Anaheim - Volleyball

The Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park, future home of the Rams and Chargers, is the proposed venue for paralympic archery in 2028.
The Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park - Paralympic Archery

Lake Perris in Riverside County (where I went skydiving in 2006) is the proposed venue for rowing and the canoe sprint during the 2028 Los Angeles Games.
Lake Perris in Riverside County - Rowing and Canoe Sprint

The Rose Bowl in Pasadena is the proposed venue for the soccer finals during the 2028 Los Angeles Games.
The Rose Bowl in Pasadena - Soccer Finals

Santa Monica Pier is the proposed venue for beach volleyball during the 2028 Los Angeles Games.
The Santa Monica Pier - Beach Volleyball

STAPLES Center is the proposed venue for wheelchair basketball during the 2028 Paralympic Games.
STAPLES Center in Downtown Los Angeles - Wheelchair Basketball

The Forum in Inglewood is the proposed venue for gymnastics during the 2028 Los Angeles Games.
The Forum in Inglewood - Gymnastics

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