IOC pres­i­dent to meet with Trump

Los Angeles Times - - SPORTS - staff and wire re­ports — David Whar­ton

Thomas Bach will be at the White House dur­ing a cru­cial point in bid­ding for fu­ture Sum­mer Olympics.

With Los Angeles em­broiled in a par­tic­u­larly com­plex phase of its bid to host the 2024 Sum­mer Games, Pres­i­dent Trump will meet with the head of the In­ter­na­tional Olympic Com­mit­tee at the White House on Thurs­day.

The visit co­in­cides with IOC Pres­i­dent Thomas Bach’s trip to the United States to an­nounce a new spon­sor­ship deal with In­tel.

All three Amer­i­can mem­bers of the IOC — Larry Probst, Anita DeFrantz and An­gela Rug­giero — will be in at­ten­dance as a mat­ter of pro­to­col, a source close to the sit­u­a­tion said.

The U.S. Olympic Com­mit­tee and the LA 2024 bid com­mit­tee de­clined to com­ment on the meet­ing, which was first re­ported by the New York Times cit­ing a White House of­fi­cial.

Trump has pre­vi­ously ex­pressed sup­port for L.A.’s bid, but so far has not been in­volved in the ef­fort.

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