The International Olympic Committee (IOC) had welcomed that two cities wanted to be host of the next Olympic Games – Paris and Los Angeles. Due to the circumstances the IOC let the two cities decide who would become host of the 2024 and the 2028 Games. Now it is clear: Paris will be host of the 2024 Games and LA will follow in 2028. Such a double choice had last happened in 1921 when Paris was announced as host of the 1924 Games and Amsterdam host of the 1928 Games. IOC president Thomas Bach wanted to grasp this opportunity and therefore declared himself in favour of the double assignment.