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Olympic Committee session ends with talk of bidding, doping, pollution

Olympic Committee session ends with talk of bidding, doping, pollution

The International Olympic Committee on Monday wrapped up a busy session that saw a host selected for the 2022 Winter Games, a shake-up in the bidding process and discussions about renewed doping concerns. Days after Beijing was chosen for 2022, membership decided to eliminate the cut-down phase in considering future hosts. "We changed the philosophy of bidding," President Thomas Bach said. "And we also changed the whole procedure." The IOC previously narrowed the field about halfway through the process, with only four or so candidates advancing to the final stage in which they make presentations to the membership and stand for a vote. Now, every qualified...

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