Can the IOC learn from shows like “Lets’s Make A Deal” and “The Match Game”?

PALM DESERT, September 13, 2017 – The International Olympic Committee’s annual meeting is underway in Peru and along with handing the 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games to Paris and Los Angeles, the members are considering how to further change the Games bid process for the future.

IOC chief Thomas Bach has already said the current system “produces too many losers.” Perhaps a lesson from a classic game show like “Let’s Make a Deal” or “The Match Game” might help: no one goes home empty-handed!

And there are lots of events besides the Olympic Games which could be of interest to cities which show some interest in bidding.

Check our list to see if you recognize all or any of them in our Lane One commentary, plus a look ahead to the weekend with big events coming in cycling, triathlon, volleyball and more:

= p. 5/Cycling: Britain’s Chris Froome declares his intentions for the World Championships!
= p. 6/Triathlon: Flora Duffy looking for second straight world title, in Rotterdam;
= p. 7/Volleyball: U.S. men start 1-0 in Grand Champions Cup in Japan;
= p. 8/Cycling: BMX Freestyle Park World Cup comes to Edmonton;
= p. 10/Football: U.S. women in two-game friendly series vs. New Zealand.