The next Summer Olympic games will take place in Tokyo in 2020, but where the next two game will be held was not yet decided, until today. It was announced today (July 31) that the 2028 game will be held in Los Angeles. This seemingly clears the way for Paris to be the host city in 2024.
Since 2016, we have known that the decision on which city will host the 2024 Olympics was gonna be between Paris and LA, with the loser most likely being awarded the 2028 games. With today's agreement, Los Angeles will host the games for the first time since 1984 and it will mark LA's third time hosting (1932. 1984 and 2028).
"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."
Despite those comments, Paris hosting the 2024 games is not set in stone. The city would still need to invest heavily in new facilities to fill the Olympics needs, one of the reason why Los Angeles was still in the running for the games. Paris was always the top choice because it would mark the 100-year anniversary of the last time the city hosted the games (1924), which was the subject of the 1981 Oscar-winning motion picture "Chariots of Fire."
If John Urschel ever becomes a household name, it most likely won't be for his exploits on the football field. The 26 year old offensive lineman for the Baltimore Ravens has just retired so he can focus on an entirely different career, he's pursuing his Ph.D.
Urschel announced his retirement Thursday (July 27) and explain that he will be spending his extra time finishing his doctorate in mathematics at the Michigan Institute of Technology.
“It wasn’t an easy decision, but I believe it was the right one for me,” Urschel said in a statement. “I’m excited to start working on my doctorate in mathematics full time at MIT.”
The Canadian born math genius, who was drafted to the NFL in 2014, earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in mathematics from Pennsylvania State University.
The MiIT doctoral candidate has done research in spectral graph theory, computational finance, matrix algebra, mathematical physics, and more. Urschel also worked on nearly a dozen mathematical research papers, many of which have been published.
Free agent guard JJ Redick has signed on with the Philadelphia 76ers for one year, $23 million, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Redick also took to Twitter to indicate that he is heading to Philly.