IOC president to meet with Trump
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.