IOC Leaders OK Bach's Plans For New Bid Procedure, TV Network
Olympics leaders yesterday backed IOC President Thomas Bach's proposals for "setting up an Olympic television channel, reshaping the bid city procedure, and adding more flexibility to the sports program." Bach's platform will be "put to a vote" at a special IOC session in Monaco from Dec. 8-9. Creation of an Olympic TV channel "is one of Bach's main projects." The IOC said the new bidding process would give "more flexibility" to bid cities. Any changes "would go into effect for the bidding" for the '24 Summer Games (AP, 7/19).