USOC lead­ers head to Bos­ton to check up on bid progress

Cape Breton Post - - SPORTS -

U.S. Olympic Com­mit­tee lead­ers are trav­el­ling to Bos­ton to meet Thurs­day with the group try­ing to get the city’s bid for the 2024 Olympics on track. Among those in the meet­ing will be USOC chair­man Larry Probst and CEO Scott Black­mun, and Bos­ton 2024 chair­man Steve Pagli- uca and CEO Rich Davey, two peo­ple fa­mil­iar with the plans told The As­so­ci­ated Press. They spoke un­der con­di­tion of anonymity be­cause the meet­ing is pri­vate. Af­ter the USOC’s June 30 board meet­ing, Probst said he and Black­mun would be “cir­cling back” with Bos­ton lead­ers to check on ef­forts to gain lo­cal sup­port. Lo­cal poll num­bers have been in the 40s. Probst said sup­port needed to reach the 50 per cent mark “rel­a­tively soon.” The USOC must of­fi­cially de­clare a can­di­date by Sept. 15. The As­so­ci­ated Press

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