A agreement" is being sought between Los Angeles, Paris and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to propose hosts of both the 2024 and 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games to be awarded later this year.
It followed the IOC membership unanimously supporting plans to award both editions in Lima on September 13th.
Negotiations towards a agreement involving the IOC and the Paris and Los Angeles bids are set to start immediately.
The initial format is expected to involve each bid talking separately with the IOC, rather than all three closeted in a room together.
It will be headed by the IOC Olympic Games department.
This follows lengthy discussions during a three-and-a-half-hour IOC Extraordinary Session earlier today.
Under the approved plans, it is now hoped that either the French capital or the Californian city will "raise their hand" and volunteer to host the later edition.
A separate Candidature process would then be launched for 2028 during which a special Evaluation Commission visit would be made.
It would be chaired by Switzerland's Patrick Baumann, the same figure who spearheaded the 2024 inspection panel.
This process would be completed before a final decision could be made in the Peruvian capital.
All indications suggest that Paris will ultimately host the 2024 edition while Los Angeles will hold the later edition.