Meanwhile, Probst said hosting a game on U.S. soil "is a priority" for the USOC.
Though he didn't commit to a bid for the 2024 Olympics, he said the USOC "is far better positioned for success" than it has been in the past.
The USOC board has been exploring a possible bid, but doesn't have to commit until late next year.
"We're addressing all the important factors while seeking feedback from the worldwide community," Probst said. "We are gathering as much information as we can. We are sharing and we are listening and we believe we are on the right track."
Blackmun said the prospect of a bid is a popular topic when he's stopped in the hallways at the Assembly.
"There's a lot of genuine interest in that," he said. "I think people would be proud to have the Games back here."
Notes: On Oct. 29, 100 days out from the Olympics, the USOC will unveil "Team USA's Pinsanity," a new pin-trading app that allows fans to collect virtual Olympic pins. ... On sale in the lobby of the USOC Assembly hotel were the blue gloves with "GO USA" embroidered on the palms. They retail for $14. ... Probst on medal predictions for Sochi: "Don't bother asking because I'm not going to give you one." The U.S. won the most medals at the Vancouver Games.
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