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Questions remain about possible Olympic bid, Wynne and Tory say

September 8, 2015 9:43 A.M.

Toronto only has a week to officially express interest in bidding for the 2024 Summer Olympics, but both the city's mayor and the premier say many questions still need to be answered.

Mayor John Tory and Premier Kathleen Wynne discussed the possibility of competing to host the Games at a meeting this morning.

Both say they need more information on the responsibilities, effects and costs of hosting the Games before making a decision.

Cities interested in hosting the 2024 Games have until Sept. 15 to register with the International Olympic Committee.

Tory doesn't need approval to file a letter of interest with the IOC but he needs the support of city council as well as the provincial and federal governments to proceed with a bid.

Toronto unsuccessfully bid for the 1996 and 2008 Olympics and Tory has said he doesn't want to lead a third failed bid.

The Canadian Press

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