2028 Summer Paralympics, Los Angeles, California, USA

Author: Disabled World
Updated/Revised Date: 2023/01/30
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Synopsis: The 2028 Summer Paralympics, commonly known as LA 2028 (LA2028) or Los Angeles 2028 (LosAngeles2028), will be held in Los Angeles, California, USA. International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Sir Philip Craven hopes the 2028 Paralympic Games in Los Angeles will provide a platform for his Movement to experience a period of growth in the United States. For the 2028 Summer Olympics and Paralympic Games, Long Beach will have the second-largest footprint outside the downtown Los Angeles hub, which will be home to the Olympic Village and over a dozen sporting events.

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has selected Los Angeles (LA) as the Host City of the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games, returning the Summer Games to the United States for the first time since Atlanta, 1996. The Olympic Games are scheduled to take place from July 21 to August 6, 2028, in Los Angeles, California, United States. Dates for the LA 2028 Paralympics are still to be announced.

The City of Angels will be hosting the Olympics for the third time (1932, 1984, 2028) and the Paralympics for the first time. International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Sir Philip Craven hopes the 2028 Paralympic Games in Los Angeles will provide a platform for his Movement to experience a period of growth in the United States.

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Andrew Parsons has said the organization sees Los Angeles 2028 as an opportunity for the Paralympic Movement because of the Organizing Committee's desire to "make a difference". Parsons believes the 2028 Summer Paralympic Games also presents a chance for Los Angeles in terms of changing perceptions of people with disabilities.

"We think that together we can benefit the city, change the way not only Los Angeles but the whole of South California, the US, and why not the world perceive persons with an impairment," the Brazilian added.

For the 2028 Summer Olympics and Paralympic Games, Long Beach will have the second-largest footprint outside the downtown Los Angeles hub, home to the Olympic Village and over a dozen sporting events.

"The Paralympic Movement has been growing steadily in the United States, but there is nothing else like the opportunity to host the Games here on US soil that will energize this Movement and increase awareness in popular culture in the US," - Rick Adams.

"The 2028 Paralympic Games will benefit from the same four Sports Parks, Village at UCLA, and other world-class venues as the Olympic Games, offering the greatest stage to showcase the world's best athletes and change societal perceptions about disabled persons," - Statement from the Organizing Committee.

Approved LA28 Paralympic Sports

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Governing Board has approved 22 sports for inclusion in the LA28 Paralympic Games. By the IPC Handbook, an Organizing Committee of a respective Game may also propose to the IPC one or more additional events in new sports, with consideration for inclusion at the absolute discretion of the IPC Governing Board. The following International Federations govern the 22 sports approved for inclusion:

Olympic Opening and Closing Ceremony Venues

In January 2017, it was reported that the LA 2028 organizing committee had proposed the use of the new Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park in Inglewood, California, and the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum during the 2028 Games' opening and closing ceremonies. The committee recommended that a segment of the opening ceremony be held at the Coliseum, including the launch of the final stage of the torch relay. The torch would then travel to Inglewood, where the main opening ceremony (including the parade of nations and other traditional protocols) would be held.

Other entertainment would be provided to spectators at the Coliseum, including a simulcast of the main portion of the ceremony at Inglewood. Finally, the historic Olympic cauldron at the Coliseum would be symbolically re-ignited upon the lighting of the Olympic cauldron in Inglewood.

Sixteen days later, the closing ceremony would be held in reverse, with an opening segment in Inglewood and the formal protocol (including the extinguishing of the cauldron) taking place at the Coliseum.

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