City officials urge LA City Council to OK deal with IOC – California News

City officials urge LA City Council to OK deal with IOC – California News




The Los Angeles City Council later this week should approve contracts between Los Angeles 2028 and the International Olympic Committee in which the city agrees to host the 2028 Olympic Games, according to a recommendation by the city’s chief legislative analyst and administrative officer.

In addition to recommending the council sign off on the host city contract between the city, the IOC and the U.S. Olympic Committee and LA 2028’s tripartite deal with the IOC and Paris 2024, the city staff has renegotiated a memorandum of understanding between the city, LA 2028 and the USOC that gives the council a role in the planning of the 2028 Games and the city protection against an unexpected financial deficit, Chief Legislative Analyst Sharon M. Tso and interim City Administrative Officer Richard H. Llewellyn Jr. wrote in an 86-page report.

The new memorandum with LA 2028 comes with increased safeguards for the city over those in a similar agreement between the council and the organizing committee earlier this year for a Los Angeles bid for the 2024 Games.

The council is expected to approve the host city contract and tripartite agreement Friday morning. All 95 IOC members have told LA 2028 officials they will unanimously vote to award Los Angeles the 2028 Games — and Paris the 2024 Olympics — on Sept. 13 at IOC meetings in Lima, Peru.

The expected city approval comes under unusual circumstances. The IOC voted unanimously July 11 to approve the joint awarding of two games in the same year for the first time since 1921. Friday’s meeting comes just nine days after LA 2028 and the IOC reached an agreement…

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