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Lima to be venue for 2024 Olympic host city decision after win bid to host 2017 IOC Session

Lima will host the 130th International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session in 2017 after defeating Helsinki in an election in Monaco.

The Peruvian capital won comfortably with 54 votes, against 30 for its Finnish rival.

It will be the third IOC Session on South American soil in five years following the 2013 event in Buenos Aires and the 2016 edition due to be held in Rio de Janeiro on the eve of the Olympics i the Brazilian city.

In a 15-minute presentation this morning, during which IOC member Iván Dibós and Peruvian Olympic Committee President José Quiñones González, each spoke, the growing strength of the nation as a major events venue was outlined.

It follows the decision last year to award Peru the 2019 Pan American Games.

The Session will be held in the summer of 2017, although a specific date is yet to be revealed.

But it will be particularly significant because a decision is due to be made there as to which city hosts the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics.

Peruvian Olympic Committee President and IWF Vice President José Quiñones González led Lima’s successful bid to host the 2017 IOC Session, where the host city for the 2024 Olympics will be chosen,

The United States is one leading contender in the contest, with a process currently underway to decide which city out of Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. will launch a bid.

Other countries reportedly considering attempts are Germany, Qatar, Istanbul, South Africa, Italy, Azerbaijan and France.

Contenders for the 2024 Olympics must submit their candidacies next year by September 15, before a preliminary application phase lasting until April or May 2016.

The formal Candidate city phase will continue until the vote in Lima in the summer of 2017.

Source: Nick Butler for insidethegames at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo