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IOC Eases Rules For Cities Bidding for Olympic Games

Radical changes to how cities will bid to host Olympic Games, and rules allowing more sports to feature, were ushered in on Monday as International Olympic Committee members took bold steps to revamp their movement. Sweeping changes to the bidding process were unanimously approved, making it easier and cheaper for host city hopefuls. IOC members also scrapped a cap on 28 sports for a Summer Olympics, agreeing instead to limit the Games to 10,500 athletes and 310 events. The move...

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