Report: Los Angeles to host 2028 Summer Olympics after reaching deal with organizers

LOS ANGELES, July 31 (Reuters) - Los Angeles will host the 2028 Summer Olympics after reaching a deal with Olympic organizers, two sources close to the negotiations told Reuters on Monday, a move that paves the way for Paris to host the 2024 Games.

An announcement from the International Olympic Committee was expected later on Monday.

In an unprecedented move to award two Games at the same time after several other cities withdrew from contention, the IOC's decision turned the spotlight on security challenges for Paris and gives Los Angeles ample time to upgrade its public transportation system.

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May 11, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Artist rendering of the Staples Center, L.A. Live Entertainment Complex and Microsoft Theater. The cluster would encompass the Downtown Sports Park for the 2024 Los Angeles Olympic Games. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
May 11, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Artist rendering of the Staples Center, L.A. Live Entertainment Complex and Microsoft Theater. The cluster would encompass the Downtown Sports Park for the 2024 Los Angeles Olympic Games. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Street signs point in multiple directions at UCLA for the Athletes Village as LA 2024 hosts a media tour of the campus in their bid for the Summer 2024 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, California, U.S., May 11, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake
Student housing at UCLA that would be used for the Athletes Village as LA 2024 hosts a media tour of the campus in their bid for the Summer 2024 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, California, U.S., May 11, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake
Pool facilities at UCLA that would be a part of the the Athletes Village is shown as LA 2024 hosts a media tour of the campus in their bid for the Summer 2024 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, California, U.S., May 11, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake
Student housing at UCLA that would be used for the Athletes Village as LA 2024 hosts a media tour of the campus in their bid for the Summer 2024 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, California, U.S., May 11, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake
Tennis courts at UCLA that would be a part of the the Athletes Village is shown as LA 2024 hosts a media tour of the campus in their bid for the Summer 2024 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, California, U.S., May 11, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake
May 11, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Signage for the 2024 Los Angeles Olympic Games at the J.W. Marriott L.A. Live. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
International Olympic Committee Evaluation Commission Chairman Patrick Baumann tours the campus at UCLA that LA 2024 would use as the athletes village in their bid for the Summer 2024 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, California, U.S., May 11, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is shown after a tour by the International Olympic Committee Evaluation Commission as LA 2024 bids for the Summer 2024 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, California, U.S., May 11, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 12: An LA 2024 sign is placed at LA Live in front of Staples Center as the International Olympic Committee Evaluation Commission continues its tour of proposed venues by LA 2024 bidding committee for the Los Angeles 2024 Summer Olympic Games May 12, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 11: The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is shown by the LA2024 bidding committee to IOC Evaluation Commission and the media as part of their bid for the Los Angeles 2024 Summer Olympic Games May 11, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 11: Several pool facilities on the campus of University of California at Los Angeles that would be a part of the the Athletes Village is shown during media tour by LA 2024 bidding committee part of their bid for the Los Angeles 2024 Summer Olympic Games May 11, 2017, in Los Angeles, California.(Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 11: Communications and media facilities at the University of Southern California would be used as the LA2024 Olympic Main Press Center VENUE as the International Olympic Committee Evaluation Commission tours possible venues for the Los Angeles Summer 2024 Olympic Game May 11, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 11: A new student housing complex under construction at the University of Southern California will be used as media housing as the International Olympic Committee Evaluation Commission tours proposed venues by the LA 2024 committee's bid for the Los Angeles 2024 Summer Olympic Games May 11, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 11: The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is shown by the LA2024 bidding committee to IOC Evaluation Commission and the media as part of their bid for the Los Angeles 2024 Summer Olympic Games May 11, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Patrick Baumann (C) and Christophe Dubi (R) of the International Olympic Committee react upon being given a surfboard by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Casey Wasserman (L) of LA 2024 before a press conference at Santa Monica Beach as the International Olympic Committee Evaluation Commission wrap up their visit to Los Angeles, California on May 11, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / FREDERIC J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti stands beside Casey Wasserman (L) of LA 2024 speaking during a press conference at Santa Monica Beach as the International Olympic Committee Evaluation Commission wrap up their visit to Los Angeles, California on May 11, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / FREDERIC J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
Journalists tour facilities on the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) campus which will host the Athlete's village and provide training facilities for a number of sports, including tennis, as well as host two events due to be held on the campus, as the IOC Evaluation Commission continues with its visit to Los Angeles, California on May 11, 2017, before a visit to Paris and the September vote for the 2024 Summer Olympics. / AFP PHOTO / FREDERIC J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 11: A newly constructed student cafeteria at the University of Southern California which will be used as media housing as the International Olympic Committee Evaluation Commission tours proposed venue by the LA 2024 committee's bid for the Los Angeles Summer 2024 Olympic Games May 11, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Journalists tour facilities on the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) campus which will host the Athelete's village and provide training facilities for a number of sports, including two which are due to be held on the campus, as journalists view locations and facilities as the IOC Evaluation Commission continues with its visit to Los Angeles, California on May 11, 2017, before a vist to Paris and the September vote for the 2024 Summer Olmympics. / AFP PHOTO / FREDERIC J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - A diver practices her routine as journalists tour the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) campus which will host the Athelete's village and provide training facilities for a number of sports, including two which are due to be held on the campus as the IOC Evaluation Commission continues with its visit to Los Angeles, California on May 11, 2017, before a vist to Paris and the September vote for the 2024 Summer Olmympics. / AFP PHOTO / FREDERIC J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
Construction work is seen underway at the University of Southern California, which will play host to the Main Press Center, as the IOC Evaluation Commission continues with its visit to Los Angeles, California on May 11, 2017, before a visit to Paris and the September vote for the 2024 Summer Olympics. / AFP PHOTO / FREDERIC J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 11: A new student housing complex at the University of Southern California which will be used as media housing as the International Olympic Committee Evaluation Commission tours proposed venue by the LA 2024 committee's bid for the Los Angeles Summer 2024 Olympic Games May 11, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Photographers take a picture of a banner at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School of Journalism, which will play host to the Main Press Center, as the IOC Evaluation Commission continues with its visit to Los Angeles, California on May 11, 2017, before a visit to Paris and the September vote for the 2024 Summer Olympics. / AFP PHOTO / FREDERIC J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 10: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and LA 2024 Chairman Casey Wasserman hold a news conference after a full day of meeting with the IOC Evaluation Commission who are touring the Los Angeles 2024 Summer Olympic venues May 10, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - MAY 10: The Stub Hub Center is shown to the media as a possible venue for Los Angeles 2024 Summer Olympics during a media tour as the International Olympic Committee Evaluation Commission tours potential venues sites May 10, 2017 in Carson, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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The deal was first reported on Monday by the Los Angeles Times, which cited an unnamed source.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's office said he and other backers of the city's bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games would make an announcement to the news media at 5 p.m. PDT (0000 GMT).

"It is a win-win for the two cities," Canadian senior IOC member Dick Pound told Reuters by phone.

"It's good for the IOC because we've got two great cities lined up for the next two big shows."

Asked to comment on the Times report, a spokeswoman for the Paris 2024 bid said the French city would comment only after official announcements were made.

A formal announcement about which city would host and when had not been expected until September when the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is set to meet in Lima, Peru.

Los Angeles - the United States' second largest city by population and the site of the Summer Olympics in 1932 and 1984 - had argued that it could host a low-cost Olympics given that it already has all the necessary infrastructure in place, while Paris would need to build several expensive structures.

But recent bids by Paris had been passed over, and many felt the French capital was due to get the nod for the 2024 Games, which will mark 100 years since the last time it hosted a Games.

Los Angeles' notorious traffic and the impact of President Donald Trump's ban on travel to the United States from certain Muslim-majority nations had been seen as factors weighing against the West Coast city's bid.

Paris, meanwhile, has a world-class public transportation system.

On Monday, #Paris2024 was the top trending topic on Twitter in France.

Garcetti has said that while Los Angeles would prefer to host the Games in 2024, it was not outright opposed to hosting in 2028 instead.

"An Olympic win is an Olympic win," Garcetti told Reuters in May when the city hosted an IOC inspection committee. (Additional reporting by Joseph Ax in New York, Miranda Alexander-Webber in Paris and Steve Keating in Toronto; Editing by Jonathan Oatis)

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