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Bach: Boston didn't deliver on its promises

29 July 2015

IOC President Thomas Bach says “we are looking forward to another bid from the USA” now that Boston is no longer bidding to host the 2024 Olympic Games.

Speaking before the start of the 128th Session of the IOC in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday, Mr Bach said ”Boston did not deliver on the promises it made to the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).

He added “the IOC is not concerned at all, we have a commitment from the USOC for a bid and the bid will happen. The USOC will choose the right city”.

The Boston bid was scrapped by the USOC after the city mayor raised concerns about what he called “wasting taxpayers money” on the bid.

Los Angeles, host of the 1984 Olympic Games, appears to be the likely replacement to be recommended by the USOC which has until September 15 to announce the new candidate city.

“I have no reason to doubt the USOC commitment” Mr Bach said.” It is up to them to find the best solution and the most appropriate city”.

Mike Tancred - in Kuala Lumpur
AOC

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