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Olympic leaders to push for change, continue ban on visiting bid cities
Olympic leaders to push for change, continue ban on visiting bid cities

Olympic leaders concluded a potentially significant meeting in Switzerland on Thursday, having agreed upon dozens of proposals that could alter the way the Games are conducted in the future. But there was a noteworthy omission from the executive board's list -- the International Olympic Committee will not change its policy of prohibiting members from visiting bid cities. The ban was originally enacted in response to a vote-buying scandal in the late 1990s, when potential hosts lavished members with cash and expensive gifts during bidding for the 2002 Winter Olympics.  "I hope my executive board members and other members will forgive me if I say here already, but there...

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