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Olympic officials take first step in reforms
Olympic officials take first step in reforms

International Olympic Committee members began a much-anticipated meeting Monday by adopting the first portion of a historic reform package. “The Olympic Agenda 2020 is like a jigsaw puzzle,” IOC President Thomas Bach said at the start of the two-day session. “Every piece, every recommendation, has the same importance. Only when you put all these 40 pieces together will you see the whole picture." Initial discussions and voting in Monaco brought about approval of four significant changes: -- The IOC will make its bidding process more informal to reduce costs, after several cities withdrew from consideration for the 2022 Winter Games. Candidates will be...

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