US Delegation to Visit IOC Next Week for Talks on Boston Bid

May 22, 2015 5:07 PM by Ross Field

LONDON (AP) - 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.

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