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    (ATR) Pat Hickey tells Around the Rings that the European Olympic Committees is now in “heavy negotiations” with two cities in one country to stage the 2019 edition.

    Hickey in Beijing  (ATR)
    The EOC chief said a third city had dropped out of the bidding field due to longer delays in decision-making to bring the government and sports movement fully behind the bid.

    “All the time we want to be flexible, tailor-make the games to a city. So we are now talking to one country and two cities in a very positive way,” Hickey told ATR exclusively in Beijing, 

    The IOC Executive Board member said he had a meeting with officials representing the Eastern European nation, its NOC and the cities in the Chinese capital on Saturday. Belarus is understood to have expressed interest in hosting the multisport event.

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    Reported by Mark Bisson

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