07/26/2015 01:40 EDT | Updated 07/25/2016 05:59 EDT

Head Of Canadian Olympic Committee Wants Toronto To Host 2024 Summer Games

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TORONTO — The head of the Canadian Olympic Committee is leading the charge for Toronto to bid for the 2024 Olympic Games.

A spokesman says Marcel Aubut will "use the full power of his office" to push for the bid, which would mark the city's sixth attempt to host the Olympics.

Aubut had previously hinted that he would support the move, but stopped short of openly promoting a bid.

The Pan Am Games _ and the unprecedented success of Canadian athletes at the multi-sport event _ have stirred talk of another Olympic bid in recent days.

Toronto Mayor John Tory has said officials will weigh the pros and cons as soon as the Pan Am Games are done, but stressed that he doesn't want to lead the city into another rejection.

Cities wishing to host the 2024 Games have until Sept. 15 to register their interest with the International Olympic Committee.


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