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Working groups meet on Bach's Olympic roadmap

Published on NewsOK Modified: June 16, 2014 at 12:44 pm •  Published: June 16, 2014

The race for the 2022 Winter Olympics has been hit by a series of rejections and withdrawals by European cities concerned about the high costs, leaving Almaty, Kazakhstan and Beijing as the most trouble-free bids.

Countries and cities considering possible bids for the 2024 Summer Olympics are waiting for the outcome of Bach's review process before deciding whether to enter the running.

The 14 working groups will present a "broad outline" of their findings to the IOC executive board at its next meeting in Lausanne from July 7-9. A summit of Olympic leaders will review the findings later in July.

The proposals will then go to IOC commissions in September and the executive board in October. Final recommendations will be put to the full IOC at a special assembly in Monaco from Dec. 8-9.

This week's meetings follow a series of global trips made by Bach in recent weeks, including to the Middle East, Africa and Asia. On Tuesday, he is scheduled to meet in Lausanne with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The IOC and U.N. signed an agreement in New York on April 28 to further their cooperation.


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