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  • Bach To Discuss Sport Development In India -- Monday Memo


    (ATR) IOC President Thomas Bach and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi are likely to discuss a 2024 Olympic bid Monday.

    Indian athletes at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games (Getty Images)
    Rumors persist that India will launch a 2024 or 2028 bid, Around the Rings European editor Mark Bisson reports. The picture will become clearer after their meeting at the PM's official residence. 

    Boston, Hamburg, Paris and Rome have announced their candidacies for the 2024 Summer Olympics. Baku, and Budapest may bid as well.

    Following his stop in India, the IOC chief will travel to Oceania visiting Fiji and Australia.

    Bach will speak at the IOC Regional Olympic Forum in Suva, Fiji, which takes place on Apr. 28-29. The meeting is part of the Oceania National Olympic Committees General Assembly.

    During his Australia trip, Bach will visit both Sydney and Canberra where he will be received by Prime Minister Tony Abbot.

    Boston 2024

    The office of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is holding a Citizens Advisory Group meeting this week where the city's bid for the 2024 Olympic Games could come up.

    The meeting will take place April 28 at the Roxbury Community College.

    Boston 2024, the group behind the city's bid for the Games, has seen a steady increase in support for the Olympics since recording 36 percent support in a poll released Mar. 20.

    After the low support, Boston 2024 announced a statewide referendum would be held on Nov. 16, 2016.

    The future of jumping events is one of many topics that will be discussed at the FEI Sports Forum this week. (Getty Images)
    FEI Sports Forum and Extraordinary General Assembly

    The International Equestrian Federation (FEI) is holding its annual Sports Forum and Extraordinary General Assembly April 27-28. 

    The forum, taking place at the International Institute for Management Development in Lausanne, will cover topics like the future of the FEI World Equestrian Games, non-Olympic disciplines, and para-equestrian.

    Olympic Agenda 2020 will also be a major focus at the forum, according to the FEI. 

    The FEI Extraordinary Assembly, open only to national equestrian federations, takes place on the morning of April 28 prior to a session on the future of jumping events.

    U.S. Olympic Academy 

    The LA84 Foundation is holding the 2015 U.S. Olympic Academy on April 30 in Los Angeles.

    The theme of this year's conference is "Olympic City Lifecycle: From Bid to Legacy."

    ATR editor Ed Hula and ATR reporter Aaron Bauer will be on the scene in L.A. to cover the event.
    Action from the 2014 Ice Hockey World Championship (Getty Images)
    Ice Hockey World Championship 

    The 2015 Ice Hockey World Championship begins on  May 1.

    Two of the largest cities in the Czech Republic, Ostrava and Prague, will host the event.   

    The International Ice Hockey Federation, along with the Czech Ice Hockey Association, expects over 600,000 spectators to attend the championship.

    Sixteen teams will compete at the championship which ends on May 17.

    Lillehammer 2016 Coordination Commission

    The Coordination Commission for the second Winter Youth Olympic Games meets in Lillehammer, April 27-28.

    The Norwegian town is hosting the 2016 Winter YOG Feb. 12-21. Over 1,000 athletes, ages 15-18, from 70 countries will compete in 70 medal events.

    Members of the coordination commission for the Lillehammer 2016 Winter YOG, chaired by Angela Ruggiero, include René Fasel, Gian-Franco Kasper, Adam Pengilly, and Yang Yang.

    World Table Tennis Championships 

    The 2015 World Table Tennis Championships are underway in Suzhou, China.

    This marks the fifth time the International Table Tennis Federation has staged the world championships in China. 

    Competition ends May 3.

    Written by Nicole Bennett

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