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It's Official - 2028 Summer Olympic Games to be Held in Los Angeles

Posted Sep 13, 2017

The IOC announced on Wednesday that Los Angeles has been named the official host city for the 2028 Summer Games.

There has been much speculation over the past year as to whether or not Los Angeles would be granted the 2028 Summer Olympic Games.

On Wednesday, the International Olympic Committee made it official with the lighting of the Olympic Torch at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. 

The announcement was the final step in what has been a long journey for the Los Angeles Organizing Committee — LA 2028 — filled with months of planning and proposals, in an effort to bring the games back to the City of Angels for the third time. Previously, LA has played host to the 1932 and 1984 Summer Games.

Both the Rams' current home at the Coliseum, along with their future home at the Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park are expected to host the opening and closing ceremonies, meant as the symbolic link to the city's rich Olympic history and new sports culture. The Coliseum was the original site of both the opening and closing ceremonies in 1932 and 1984.

While other stadiums and arenas around the city, such as the Staples Center and the Rose Bowl, are also planned as sites for the Summer Games, the new $2.6 billion complex in Inglewood is expected to be one of the most beautiful and technologically advanced stadiums in the city.

Set to open in 2020, the future home of both the Rams and Chargers will play a central role in the Olympic Games. Along with the opening and closing ceremonies, the LA 2028 Committee also plans to use the sports complex as the site for other athletic competitions as well.

During Week 2 of the NFL season this Sunday, the Rams will celebrate the granting of the Olympic Games to Los Angeles by welcoming the Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti, LA 2028 Chair Casey Wasserman, President of the IOC Thomas Bach and 1960 Olympic gold medalist Rafer Johnson to the Coliseum to light the torch.

The lighting of the torch will take place just before kickoff at 1:25 P.M. You can purchase tickets for Sunday's game at www.therams.com/tickets.