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There is no plan B for Pyeongchang Games, says IOC's Bach

There is no plan B for Pyeongchang Games, says IOC's Bach”

The award seems certain following a deal with the International Olympic Committee that was created to satisfy the only two contenders still bidding for the Olympics, Paris and Los Angeles. The more than 100 International Olympic Committee members will still be given brief presentations from the two cities on Wednesday.

"We believe in it, it's just we are waiting for the signature and - yeah, we're excited, really".

"Most of the citizens of Los Angeles are excited about the Games and excited to bring the Games back to Los Angeles".

"The Games have given Los Angeles so much joy and inspiration over the years, and IOC President Thomas Bach is always a welcome and honored guest".

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Seaking in the Peruvian capital Lima, the IOC President Thomas Bach said the funds will come from the Olympic Solidarity and the Pan-American Sports Organization (PASO).

Remarkably, Paris and LA have been unopposed for hosting rights, following the withdrawals of Boston, Budapest, Hamburg and Rome.

"There was no plan B, to the extent where the games are based on the principle of the olympic truce", said Lee Hee-beom, chairman of the committee, having drawn up a state of play of the preparation before the IOC executive Board meeting in Lima. So this is a victory for Los Angeles.

Current regional tensions in East Asia with five months to go before next year's Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang were cited as an example.

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The IOC Ethics Commission has contacted Brazilian courts to ask for information about a corruption investigation concerning the 2009 vote that awarded the 2016 Olympic Games to Rio de Janeiro.

The IOC was left tackling a fresh wave of graft allegations last week when investigators in Brazil swooped on the country's Olympics chief Carlos Nuzman.

The latest case forced Bach onto the defensive on Monday during a press conference in which he was repeatedly asked about his handling of the affair.

The IOC Session will continue until Saturday and cover several issues that Bach touched on in his remarks.

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"We feel we have done what we can do".



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