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USOC’s Probst: “We do want to bid …”

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The glow from the London Games still fresh in the minds of everyone in the audience, the chairman of the U.S. Olympic Committee’s board got right to the question on everyone’s minds right away.

“Make no mistake,” Larry Probst told the USOC’s annual assembly here at the Antlers Hilton Hotel, “we do want to bid, and we do want to win.

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Reedie to lead IOC 2020 evaluation

Sir Craig Reedie, Britain’s recently elected International Olympic Committee vice president, will lead the team that inspects the three cities in the hunt for the 2020 Summer Games, the IOC announced Thursday.

Reedie — who has extensive experience in sports, business and politics — is superbly positioned to do a first-rate job leading the nine-person panel, which next March will tour Madrid, Tokyo and Istanbul. After those visits, the commission will then write a report detailing each city’s so-called “technical” strengths and weaknesses.