Los Angeles: The Los Angeles 2028 (LA28) Olympics and Paralympics organizers have announced the official dates for the Games.
The LA28 Olympic Games opening ceremony is set for July 14, with the Games running through July 30. The Paralympic Games will kick off on August 15, 2028, and closes on August 27, the organizers revealed on Monday.
“This marks the official countdown to the LA28 Olympic and Paralympic Games,” said five-time Olympic medalist and LA28 Chief Athlete Officer Janet Evans. “The LA28 Games will be unlike any other, showcasing the best of Southern California’s exceptional stadiums and world-class culture to athletes and fans alike. This milestone makes the Games real for every athlete actively training for their LA28 dream and the fans who follow the journey.”
The LA28 Games will be Los Angeles’ third time hosting the Olympic Games (previously 1984, 1932) and the first time hosting the Paralympic Games.
The announcement of the LA28 dates comes as International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach and IOC member and LA28 Coordination Commission Chair Nicole Hoevertsz visited here to review and celebrate the planning for the mega event.
“I have been really impressed by the progress and creativity of the LA28 team, said Bach. “The LA28 project has embedded the essence of Olympic Agenda 2020 reforms in everything they do. We are very proud of LA28’s investment of USD 160 million in support of youth sports in Los Angeles.
“Six years before the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games Los Angeles 2028, this is already a significant Games legacy, making a difference in the lives of over a hundred thousand children. It will help to bring new fans to Olympic sport and leave a sporting legacy for generations to come.”
The Games will feature more than 3,000 hours of live sport across 800 events in more than 40 sports. Around 15,000 athletes are expected to compete in the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Los Angeles.