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IOC Pledges Changes To Bid Process Following Budapest's Withdrawal

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 02 / 27 / 17

The IOC "pledged on Friday to make changes to the bidding process following the withdrawal of Budapest from the race to host the 2024 Games, leaving just two candidates," according to Karolos Grohmann of REUTERS. The Hungarian capital "pulled the plug on its project" following a collection of more t...

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