IOC debates changes to bid process

Updated: February 5, 2014, 7:21 AM ET
Associated Press

SOCHI, Russia -- The IOC launched a debate Wednesday on the future of Olympic bidding, including the possibility of individual country or joint bids rather than the tradition of choosing a single host city.

IOC president Thomas Bach opened the floor to a wide-ranging discussion on his "Olympic Agenda 2020," his blueprint for the organization and the running of the Games.

The process is aimed at charting a new course for the IOC under Bach, who was elected in September to succeed ...

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