This month the world turned its gaze toward South Korea and the Games of the XXIII Winter Olympiad in PyeongChang, while closer to home Americans— especially Angelenos—watched these Games with renewed enthusiasm and pride. After a decades-long Olympics drought, Los Angeles is at last bringing the Olympic and Paralympic Games back to the USA. That Los Angeles was finally able to achieve this triumph after the U.S. had so many unsuccessful candidature attempts is momentous. Yet in truth, L.A.’s selection to once again host the Games is really not all that surprising. There is simply no other city in the world more perfectly suited to host an Olympic Games. The Olympics are in L.A.’s DNA. As Los Angeles prepares to host its third Olympics, we take a look at how it finally came together and what we may expect in 2028 when L.A. hosts the Games of XXXIV Summer Olympiad.