AP Interview: Rogge to meet with USOC leaders

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LONDON (AP) — IOC president Jacques Rogge will meet with the top two leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee in Vancouver to improve relations after Chicago’s defeat in its bid for the 2016 Games.

Rogge tells The Associated Press in an interview that he has arranged a meeting with USOC chairman Larry Probst and new chief executive officer Scott Blackmun as part of an effort to improve ties and bring the American body back into the international fold.

Rogge says “there is a lot of goodwill on both sides.” He says he is encouraged by signs that the USOC wants to “engage better in the mainstream of international activities.”

The meeting will take place in Vancouver just before or during the Winter Games, which run Feb. 12-28.