The head of the Canadian Olympic Committee says he wants to lead a Toronto bid for the 2024 Olympics.
Toronto joins Paris, Rome, Boston, Budapest and Hamburg in bidding for the Games.
The man who helped Vancouver land the 2010 Winter Olympics has said the timing might be right for Toronto this time.
Canada will now aim to build up over the next year in preparation for the 2016 Games, the team’s first Olympic appearance since the 2008 Games in Beijing.
COC spokesman Devin Heroux said he couldn’t comment on Aubut’s statement, but suggested the Sun attend a press conference scheduled for Sunday, the final day of the Pan Am Games.
Police in the host city for the July 10-26 Pan Am Games said an arrest warrant has been issued for 27-year-old Thye Mattos Ventura Bezerra after a woman was allegedly sexually assaulted. Prior bids never made it past the domestic stage, coming behind Montreal that eventually hosted in 1976.
They settled for one of the two after dropping a 3-0 decision to Argentina in Saturday’s final on the Pan Am Field at the University of Toronto.
Toronto could suit some interests in North America, which has not hosted a summer games since Atlanta in 1996. The team brought some life to Mattamy Athletic Centre when it reduced the deficit to six points, but Brazil calmly withstood the comeback bid and pulled down crucial late rebounds to keep Canada away from the ball.
De Grasse, who won both the 100 and 200 sprints at these Games, seemed certain of a third gold medal when he teamed with Smellie, Brendon Rodney and Aaron Brown to finish the relay in a Pan Am Games record time of 38.06 seconds.
When it comes to Olympic hosts in hock, Toronto doesn’t have to go far afield for a prime example.
John Furlong stated the enjoyment on the Pan Am Activities could make it simpler to produce public support for an Olympic bet, which can be to winning on the IOC, crucial.
The Canadian ladies finished just shy of the podium at the Commonwealth Games in 2014 as well as at the IAAF World Relays this May, so the bronze medal was a confirmation that all of their hard work is paying off. I think we’ve proven that. “They made basically one more big play than we did in the end”.
“As an athlete, having my experience here in Toronto was absolutely incredible and I would love to have another chance to compete in front of the home crowd so if that opportunity ever came up and I’m still doing track and field then I would love to have it”, said Warner, who won gold and broke the Canadian record on Thrusday.
“I’m glad I didn’t let that go to waste”.