In 2028, the second-largest city in the United States will host the Games of the XXXIV Olympiad. This will be the third time that the Olympic Games will take place in Los Angeles, which previously welcomed the world in 1932 and 1984. Los Angeles will become the third city, following London and Paris, to host the Olympic Games three times.
These will be the ninth Olympic Games to take place in the United States, the most hosted by any country. The United States also hosted Olympic Summer Games at St. Louis 1904 and Atlanta 1996 as well as four editions of the Olympic Winter Games at Lake Placid 1932, Squaw Valley 1960, Lake Placid 1980 and Salt Lake City 2002.
Los Angeles was confirmed as the host city of the 2028 Olympic Games at the 130th IOC Session in Lima, Peru on September 13, 2017. Los Angeles had initially expressed interest in hosting the 2024 Olympic Games, but reached an agreement to instead host the Games four years after Paris. Los Angeles had also been the only candidate for the 1932 and 1984 Olympic Games. The United States had most recently made bids for the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games, but New York and Chicago, respectively, both finish fourth in the voting.
Getting to Know Los Angeles and the United States
The United States is the third-most populous country in the world, with more than 326 million people calling it home. The metropolitan region of Los Angeles has a population of 12.31 million, putting it behind only New York City in terms of residents in the United States.
The United States is a constitutional federal republic divided into 50 states and one district, which is the location of the nation’s capital city, Washington, DC. The president is both head of state and head of government.
Los Angeles is located on the Pacific Ocean in southern California. It runs on Pacific Time, which is three hours behind Eastern Standard Time.
The United States declared independence from Great Britain on July 4, 1776, but it was not recognized until September 3, 1783. The lyrics of the national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner” were written by Francis Scott Key during the War of 1812 but it wasn’t officially adopted until 1931. The American flag features 13 equal horizontal stripes of red alternating with white (representing the original 13 colonies) as well as a blue rectangle containing 50 stars for the 50 states.