Every four years, 206 nations of the world combine to compete at The globally televised Summer Olympics. It all humbly began back in 1896 in the cosmopolitan Athens, Greece. Fast forward 132 years, and those games will take place in bustling Los Angeles, California, USA in 2028. The last time the “City of Angels” hosted the global competition was in 1984, when the invigorating Mary Lou Retton scored a perfect 10 in gymnastics. The Summer Olympics return to the US after a long break. “The Peach State,” Atlanta, Georgia was the last American city to host the games back in 1996. Los Angeles had originally aimed for 2024, but that event will be in Paris, France. Can the United States take home another 120+ total medals? We’ll find out together!
Jeff Kode has previously written articles for The Arizona Republic ALT section, as well as other publications including Echo Magazine and IONAZ Magazine. He is an enthusiastic movie lover, and enjoys discovering new music. He was previously on air middays with his own show The Sugar Rush, and can now be heard 6-9am on The Morning Beat with Steve and Jeff at 88.7 The Pulse.