IOC President downplays security fears surrounding 2018 Winter Olympics

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The award seems certain following a deal with the International Olympic Committee that was created to satisfy the only two contenders still bidding for the Olympics, Paris and Los Angeles. "By law I can't be mayor in 2028 but I will be a resident of Los Angeles and I'm excited to see what I can bring to the city".

The city will receive roughly $100 million more than Paris in International Olympic Committee funding for the Games, a financial sweetener that delivers "a frankly much better economic result", according to 2028 bid chief Casey Wasserman. "We'll be celebrating on Wednesday night and through the weekend in LA for sure".

Los Angeles received concessions for agreeing to host four years later, including receiving a portion of the IOC's surplus from the Olympics to fund youth sports programs in the city.

Wednesday's vote marks the conclusion of a mostly good-natured bidding campaign notable for the number of cities which withdrew from the race citing waning public support and concerns over budget.

On the red carpet leading up to the ceremony, the LA 2028 bid team who are expected get their bid rubber-stamped to host the Games during Wednesday's Session seemed relaxed but excited with anticipation. The announcement follows the IOC's landmark July decision to award both Summer Olympics simultaneously. The online sale of tickets for the 2018 olympic games, which began on 5 September, is for the moment " rather disappointing", has been agreed by the organising committee from south korea.

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The IOC was left tackling a fresh wave of graft allegations last week when investigators in Brazil swooped on the country's Olympics chief Carlos Nuzman. However, former Olympic hosts Atlanta and Salk Lake City were not included in the celebration.

"There's no plan B, as the Olympics are based on an Olympic truce", Lee told reporters.

"No organisation in the world is immune".

"We hope that these discussions to which we contribute will be successful so that a resolution can be approved", Bach said.