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Toronto passes on bidding for the 2024 Summer Olympics

Toronto passes on bidding for the 2024 Summer Olympics

Los Angeles will be the only North American bidder for the 2024 Summer Olympics, with Toronto officials confirming Tuesday that their city will not enter the race.

Speaking at a morning news conference, Mayor John Tory expressed concern about the cost of the Games and said his city needs to focus on making infrastructure and transportation improvements.

"Toronto can be an Olympic city and already is a world-class city," Tory said. "I'm not saying no to the Olympics. I'm saying not this time."

There had been some support for bidding in the wake of the city's successful Pan Am Games this past summer. The mayor announced plans to create a panel...

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