Boston and U.S. Olympic leaders will travel to Switzerland next week to sound out the IOC about their struggling candidacy for the 2024 Summer Games amid a leadership shake-up at the top of the bid.
Two officials with knowledge of the meeting tell The Associated Press the high-level American delegation will be at IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, next Wednesday and Thursday as part of the new "invitation phase" for Olympic bid cities.
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the meeting and dates have not been publicly announced.
The U.S. Olympic Committee delegation will consist of chairman Larry Probst, CEO Scott Blackmun, board member Angela Ruggiero and communications director Patrick Sandusky. Probst and Ruggiero are also IOC members.
Ruggerio recently testified before the Boston City Council and politely but firmly implied that Boston's bid for the 2024 games should not be considered a done deal.
Thursday afternoon, after weeks of rumors, Bain Capital Managing Director and Boston Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca has replaced Suffolk Construction CEO John Fish as chairman of Boston 2024, the group trying to bring the 2024 Summer Olympics to Boston.
Following its report on New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's involvement in deflating footballs to gain a competitive advantage, the NFL has suspended New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for four games, fined the Patriots $1 million and stripped the team of its 2016 first-round draft pick and its 2017 fourth-round pick, the league announced Monday evening.
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