Other cities possibly in the running include Rome, Paris, Doha and Istanbul. Key to the USOC’s decision will be how the International Olympic Committee alters its bidding process as part of a number of changes, called Olympic Agenda 2020, it will make at meetings in December. Blackmun said the uncertainty hasn’t stopped the USOC from moving forward with its domestic process. “The structure of the bid and the bones of the bid may need to change based on the IOC process,” Blackmun said. “Our sense for each of these cities isn’t going to be changed by that. The progress we’re going to be making now will be valuable almost irrespective of the IOC process.” The leaders will tour the U.S.
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