Irish official in Olympic scalping case resigns from IOC executive board


Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said: "The Games have given Los Angeles so much joy and inspiration over the years, and IOC President Thomas Bach is always a welcome and honored guest".

On Sunday September 17, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and LA 2028 Chairman Casey Wasserman will accompany the International Olympic Committee delegation to the National Football League game between the Los Angeles Rams and the Washington Redskins at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

The report also urges Paris - who will be formally named as hosts of the 2024 Games during the Session - and Los Angeles to "take full advantage of these opportunities and work in partnership with the IOC".

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) released on Monday the report of the 2028 Evaluation Commission, which confirmed that the United States city meets all requirements to host the Olympic Games in 2028.

The report, which is primarily an update of the 2024 version released in July, will be presented to IOC Members at a Session Wednesday ahead of its expected approval and the dual-allocation of the Games to LA in 2028 and Paris in 2024.

The Evaluation Commission 2028 met by phone on 24 August to discuss the documentation submitted by Los Angeles. Under the Olympic Charter, a new Evaluation Commission needed to be formed to complete the 2028 allocation, including the report and approvals.

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The Commission also outlines that Los Angeles and Paris would mutually benefit from the opportunities for collaboration, shared knowledge and experience that would result from the simultaneous award.

The IOC said his intention in resigning was to "protect" the organisation.

The report revealed Los Angeles 2028 have not made any changes to their venue master plan from their initial proposal for the 2024 Games.

The evaluation commission signed off on those Monday, saying that although details need to be finalized, it is confident LA can host in 2028.

Los Angeles previously hosted the Olympics in 1932 and then in 1984.

The vacant seat on the board will be filled by an election during this week's International Olympic Committee gathering in the Peruvian capital Lima.