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Boston 2024 releases Olympic bid version 2.0 (photos)

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Boston 2024 organizers unveiled a $4.6 billion updated version of its Olympic bid plan Monday, one day before the U.S. Olympic Committee’s board of directors will discuss the bid at a meeting.

The revised bid plan — with documents available here — includes changes to about half of the 32 proposed Olympic venues from the original plan, according to The Associated Press.

Boston 2024 organizers have said the bid will only continue if a majority of people in Massachusetts and in Boston support the bid in a statewide referendum proposed for November 2016. Recent polls have shown support falling short of 50 percent.

The deadline for 2024 Olympic bids to be submitted is September. International Olympic Committee members will vote to choose the 2024 Olympic host city in 2017.

The revised plan includes many unchanged items from the original plan, such as an emphasis on a compact Games with two main clusters — Waterfront and University clusters — though the new version now includes more of the state of Massachusetts.

The plan’s operating budget includes $4.595 billion in projected expenses and $4.805 billion in projected revenues for a $210 million surplus.

“Boston 2024 remains committed to a plan that finances the venues and operations of the Games entirely with private funds,” organizers said in a press release.

“The critical issue that everyone asks is, ‘Can we run a privately funded Games with a surplus?'” Boston 2024 chairman Steve Pagliuca said. “There’s been a fair amount of doubt about that given different Olympic experiences, but I think we’re going to change the environment.”

Here are graphics from the Boston 2024 version 2.0 plan released Monday:





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Chloe Dygert crashes over guard rail at world championships, has surgery

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American Chloé Dygert crashed over a guard rail at the world road cycling championships time trial, where she appeared en route to a repeat title, and underwent leg surgery as a result.

Dygert, who last year won by the largest margin in history as the youngest-ever champion, lost control of her bike while approaching a curve to the right. Her front wheel bobbled, and she collided with the barricade, flipping over into an area with grass.

Dygert, who had a left leg laceration, was tended to by several people, put on a stretcher and taken to a hospital in Bologna, Italy, about 25 miles from the worlds host of Imola.

“We are relieved that this crash was not worse than what it could have been,” USA Cycling chief of sport performance Jim Miller said in a press release. “While this crash is distressing, Chloe is young and a fighter. With Chloe’s determination, we know she will be back riding before we know it. For now, we want her to focus on healing.”

About 10 minutes after the crash, Dutchwoman Anna van der Breggen won her first time trial title.

Van der Breggen took silver the last three years behind Dygert and countrywoman Annemiek van Vleuten, who missed this year’s race after breaking her wrist last week in the Giro Rosa.

Dygert, 23, had a 26-second lead at the 14-kilometer time check of the 31-kilometer race. Full results are here.

Dygert qualified for the Tokyo Olympics when she won last year’s world time trial title. She has been bidding to make the Olympics on the road and the track.

Worlds continue Friday with the men’s time trial airing on Olympic Channel and NBC Sports Gold for Cycling Pass subscribers at 8:15 a.m. ET. A full TV schedule is here.

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2020 French Open men’s singles draw, bracket

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Rafael Nadal was put into the same half of the French Open draw as fellow 2018 and 2019 finalist Dominic Thiem of Austria, with top-ranked Novak Djokovic catching a break.

Nadal, trying to tie Roger Federer‘s male record 20 Grand Slam singles titles, could play sixth-seeded German Alexander Zverev in the quarterfinals before a potential clash with Thiem, who just won the U.S. Open.

Djokovic, who is undefeated in 2020 save being defaulted out of the U.S. Open, could play No. 7 seed Matteo Berrettini of Italy in the quarterfinals before a possible semifinal with Russian Daniil Medvedev.

Medvedev is the fourth seed but is 0-3 at the French Open. Another possible Djokovic semifinal opponent is fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece, who reached the fourth round last year.

The most anticipated first-round matchup is between three-time major champion Andy Murray and 2015 French Open champion Stan Wawrinka. In Murray’s most recent French Open match, he lost in five sets to Wawrinka in the 2017 semifinals.

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