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  • Boston 2024 Reveals Revised Bid Plan This Week -- Monday Memo


    (ATR) Boston 2024 is unveiling a revised bid plan for the 2024 Olympics this week.

    Boston participated in the world-wide celebration of Olympic Day on June 23. (Boston 2024)
    The new Boston bid plan looks to be different than the original, which the bid believes will sway public opinion back towards a positive note.

    The latest public support polls have unconditional support for Boston 2024 at 39 percent statewide, a number that increases when you add guarantees of no public funds being used for the event.

    Boston 2024 has not registered over 50 percent support in polls since the city was chosen as the United States bid city representative in January.

    The office of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is also holding a Citizens Advisory Group meeting on June 30 where the city's bid for the 2024 Games could come up.

    The meeting will take place at a local high school in Jamaica Plain at 6:30 pm EST.

    Boston is in competition for the 2024 Olympics with Budapest, Hamburg, Paris and Rome. A bid from Baku, Azerbaijan could also come in the next few months.

    USOC in San Francisco

    Patrick Sandusky, USOC chief communications officer (ATR)
    The board of the United States Olympic Committee meets in San Francisco, California on June 30.

    The USOC tells Around the Rings that the changes Boston 2024 has proposed for the Games are expected to result in a stronger bid.

    "Bidding for the Games is always an iterative process, and for the most part that process results in a better plan," Patrick Sandusky, USOC communications chief, said to ATR.

    "We look forward to sharing Boston's updated plans with our board."

    The USOC must submit an Olympic bid to the IOC by Sept. 15, and a final decision on the 2024 Olympics host will be made at the 2017 IOC Session in Lima, Peru.

    Tokyo 2020 Coordination Commission

    The second IOC coordination commission for the 2020 Summer Olympics meets in Tokyo June 30-July 1.

    John Coates (left) and Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori (Getty Images)
    The 15-member commission, chaired by John Coates, includes: Sebastian Coe, Mikaela Cojuangco-Jaworski, Kirsty Coventry, Habu Gumel, Lydia Nsekera, Marius Vizer, vice chair Alex Gilady, Nicole Hoevertsz, Robin Mitchell, Andrew Parsons, Irena Szewinska, and Zaiqing Yu.

    Last week, Tokyo 2020 announced the IOC-recognized international federations proposing additional events for the Games. A total of 28 sports are already on the program.

    On the shortlist are baseball/softball, bowling, karate, roller sports, sport climbing, squash, surfing and wushu.

    The sports must now submit further details to Tokyo 2020 by July 22. Games organizers will hold talks with each of the federations in Tokyo on August 7-8.

    Tokyo 2020 will propose its final additional events proposal to the IOC by Sept. 30. Final approval will come at the 129th IOC Session in Rio in August 2016.

    FIFA Women's World Cup

    Action from the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup (Getty Images)
    Competition in the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup ends on July 5.

    The semifinals kick off June 30 at the Montreal Olympic Stadium, and then at the Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton on July 1.

    Edmonton's Commonwealth Stadium will also host the match for third place on July 4. The final will take place at the BC Place Stadium in Vancouver.

    The top three teams from the Union of European Football Associations qualified to compete at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

    Twenty-four teams from six confederations are competing in 52 matches at the FIFA Women's World Cup this year.


    The 2015 Wimbledon Championships open on June 29 at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London.

    The city of Utrecht is prepping for the first stage of the 2015 Tour de France. (Getty Images)
    Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic is the defending champion in men's singles, and the Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova is the defending champion on the women's side.

    Competition ends July 12.

    Tour de France

    The 102nd Tour de France begins on July 4 in Utrecht, Netherlands. It is the eighteenth race of the International Cycling Union's 2015 World Tour.

    This will mark the sixth time the Tour de France starts in the Netherlands.

    The final stage of the tour will take place on July 26.

    Athletics Diamond League in Paris

    The International Association of Athletics Federations is hosting the next meet of the 2015 Diamond League season on July 4 in the northern suburbs of Paris.

    Michael Hartfield (U.S.) competes in the Sainsbury's Birmingham Grand Prix. (Getty Images)
    Competition will take place at the Stade de France in Saint Denis.

    Lausanne will host the next meet of the 2015 Diamond League season on July 9.

    Basketball World Championship

    The International Basketball Federation is staging the U19 men's world championship in Heraklion, Greece.

    A game between Argentina and Turkey opened competition on June 27.

    The final is set to take place on July 5.

    Football Championship

    The European Under-21 Football Championship final takes place on June 30.

    The top four teams in the competition will qualify for Rio 2016.

    Written by Nicole Bennett

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