Toronto bid for 2024 Olympics inches closer to reality
Discussion surrounding the possibility that Toronto will make a sixth Olympic bid has gotten louder and louder over the course of the Pan Am Games. And it's about to even more amplified, as the president of the Canadian Olympic Committee Marcel Aubut revealed that he would enthusiastically support a Toronto bid for the 2024 Games.
Aubut told the CBC that he would "absolutely lead and advocate with the whole power of my office that Toronto becomes the host city for the 2024 Games." He will, of course, need to support of the mayor, but John Tory sounds open to the idea, saying last week that there was "great discussion" around a possible bid and that the city would decide "very quickly" after the Pan Am Games.
It's not that surprising that Aubut would support a bid (he's strongly hinted at this before), but the timing of his interview is noteworthy. It's obvious that he wants to see this "great discussion" about the Olympics in Toronto only increase as the Pan Am Games wrap.
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