There is no plan B for Pyeongchang Games, says IOC's Bach

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At the International Olympic Committee session in Lima, which begins business on Wednesday, the 2024 and 2028 Summer Games awarded to Paris and Los Angeles respectively.

He spoke, if only briefly, about the historic double-allocation of the Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Games that he orchestrated.

Former Olympic host cities in the United States are displaying the Los Angeles 2028 logo the night before the city's official coronation as a future host city.

"We think the result is extraordinary", Wasserman told AFP.

"Credibility is one of the three pillars of Olympic Agenda 2020", and "a new good governance system of the IOC has been introduced" as part of the reform programme", said the declaration on Monday, reports Xinhua news agency.

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.

Remarkably, Paris and LA have been unopposed for hosting rights, following the withdrawals of Boston, Budapest, Hamburg and Rome.

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"The almost 50 landmarks and buildings glowing in LA 2028 colors show how excited our city and our country are to bring the Games back and underscore the spectacular setting that Los Angeles offers for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2028", LA 2028 chief executive officer Gene Sykes said in a statement.

Los Angeles and Paris, whose bids emphasise a high level of venue readiness, both wowed the IOC's Evaluation Commission during back-to-back visits in May.

Current regional tensions in East Asia with five months to go before next year's Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang were cited as an example.

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.

"No organisation in the world is immune".

"All our sympathy and thoughts are with the victims and the families who have lost relatives in this natural disaster and with those who have lost their homes and livelihoods", Bach said, adding that the International Olympic Committee would monitor the need for additional funding, after the initial assessment was completed.

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