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ICYMI: These Cities Will Be Hosting The Next 3 Olympics!

The Olympic torch will be moving to three different continents for the next three Olympics!

On Sunday, August 8, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics officially came to a close. After more than two weeks of competition across over 30 sports, between over 11,000 individuals, the Olympic torch has been put out.

And while there is still a 2020 Tokyo Paralympics that will be underway in a couple of weeks, from August 24 to September 5, the turnover ceremony for the next Olympics had already been done. (Read: Pope Francis Quotes On The Importance And Impact Of Sports)

In a colorful French Air Force fly-by exhibition, Japan formally turned over the hosting to the 2024 Olympic host, Paris, France.

But did you know that not only is that 2024 hosts already decided, but also the 2028 and 2032 Olympic hosts? Here are some fun facts about the three next Olympic locations and hosts!

Next Olympic hosts: Paris (2024)

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The Olympic Rings are placed in front of the Eiffel Tower in celebration of Paris winning to host the 2024 summer Olympic Games, September 14, 2017. (Photo from VCG/CGTN)

Bonjour, Paris! For 2024, hosting duties have been awarded to Paris, France. Paris 2024, as it is dubbed, is the 33rd edition of the quadrennial Games. And coincidentally, it will be exactly 100 years since Paris last hosted the Olympics! This will be their third time holding the Games, as they already hosted it back in 1900 and 1924. (Read: Experience France through these My Pope-approved films at the 24th French Film Festival)

Paris 2024 will also introduce a new sport to the Games: breakdancing. This is part of the effort to “modernize” the Olympics and make it more appealing to the younger generations.

Next Olympic hosts: Los Angeles (2028)

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(ATR) Global customer relationship management leader Salesforce announces a seven-year partnership with Team USA and the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games; as well as a deal with NBCUniversal to support its Games coverage across platforms. (Photo from Infobae)

The 2028 stop for the Olympic torch is in Los Angeles, California, United States. It is reported that it will be held from July 21 to August 6, and will be stylized as ‘LA28′. The 2028 Games will be Los Angeles’s third time hosting the quadrennial sports meet, after hosting it in 1932 and 1984.

The 1932 Los Angeles Olympics saw the Philippines’ best performance in the Games when the country took home three bronze medals. Because of it, the country ranked 25th in the overall medal tally! The great performance was only surpassed by our Tokyo 2020 team after winning four medals–one gold, two silvers, and a bronze. (Read: Inspiring Pinoy Athletes Who Set Records During Tokyo Olympics)

Next Olympic hosts: Brisbane (2032)

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In February, Brisbane was given the exclusive negotiating rights by the International Olympic Committee, essentially halting the hosting efforts of Quatar, Hungary and Germany. (Photo from Toru Hanai/Pool Photo/AP/Deadline)

In 2032, athletes will be traveling to the Land Down Under for the Summer Games, as Brisbane in Queensland, Australia will be the hosts of the 35th edition of the Olympics. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) had a landslide vote of confidence for the city’s capability, so the Queensland capital was awarded the hosting duties.

Brisbane will be the third Australian city to host the Olympic Games, after Melbourne and Sydney hosted it in 1956 and 2000, respectively. Various sporting events will also be held in Australia leading up to the biggest sports meet in the world. (Read: From Heartbreaks to Honor: How Nesthy Petecio Got Back Up)

The country is set to host the FIBA Women’s World Cup in basketball and the UCI Road World Championships in cycling, both in 2022, and the FIFA Women’s World Cup in football in 2023 (joint hosting with New Zealand).

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