Picture of the Olympic Rings in the Olympic Park in London, England.
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GENEVA (AP) — Los Angeles and Paris are awaiting their Olympic inspectors this week. Both cities are seen as winning options for the 2024 Games.

The cities will host three-day visits by an International Olympic Committee panel, whose chairman has no doubt about their hosting credentials.

IOC evaluation commission chairman Patrick Baumann tells The Associated Press, "I think today at least you can already say, either way, we will have fantastic Olympic Games."

IOC President Thomas Bach seems so sure of the two cities' qualities that he asked his four vice presidents for advice on also bringing the 2028 Olympics into play, rewarding both cities with hosting duties.

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