Years, months, weeks, even days — there are plenty of ways to measure the time between now and the start of the 2028 Summer Olympics.
Regardless of the increments, the clock started ticking Monday afternoon as LA28 organizers announced the dates for the massive international competition that will play out at venues across Southern California.
“Finally,” Olympic swimmer Janet Evans said, “the countdown begins.”
The Games will commence with a dual opening ceremony at the Coliseum and SoFi Stadium on July 14 and continue through July 30.
“With Los Angeles, you’ll see the Olympic Games as something bigger, something more important than just a 16-day event,” International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said. “I think we all cannot wait for the moment when the Olympic flame will shine again, here in Los Angeles, in five years and 361 days.”