Olympic Bid

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2024 Olympic Bid Process Suffers From a Lack of Transparency

The September 15 deadline to bid for the 2024 Olympics is a big deal that boosters everywhere are downplaying. In Toronto, they are telling us not to worry, saying it's just a letter -- an "expression of interest" -- and that the letter doesn't mean anything. Elsewhere, no one is saying anything about that date at all. But September 15 is a big deal, and bid cities everywhere should be concerned.
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Toronto's 2024 Olympic Bid Process Suffers from a 'Democracy Deficit'

Discussions about the 2024 bid were supposed to take place soon after the conclusion of the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games on August 15th. The Games have passed, the September 15th deadline is looming, and the trio of organizers -- Bob Richardson, Marcel Aubut, and Mayor John Tory -- have gone commando silent. They haven't offered a peep about procedures or timelines. We don't know with whom or how these discussions will take place. Why the secrecy? Where is the transparency and accountability in the Toronto 2024 bid process?
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Toronto 2024?

The City of Toronto will study the possibility of hosting the 2024 Summer Olympic Games. Coun. Denzil Minnan-Wong, an ally of Mayor Rob Ford, introduced a motion Friday to ask city staff to outline t...
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Rob Ford Was Right Not to Pursue the 2020 Olympics

When Toronto Mayor Rob Ford decided not to pursue the 2020 Olympics, many believed it would be a good way to convince senior levels of government to pay for infrastructure expansion. However, as we have learned from Montreal and Vancouver, the cost of hosting the games is immense.
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Bell, CBC Team Up For Olympic Bids

TORONTO - Bell Media has found a new partner in the CBC as it prepares to bid for the Canadian broadcasting rights to the 2014 and 2016 Olympic Games.The telecommunications company, which owns CTV and...