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France says its still in hunt for 2018 Games

PARIS - French IOC member Guy Drut said Annecy still has a chance of securing the 2018 Winter Olympics despite the resignation of the bid leader.

Drut said at a news conference on Wednesday that the French Alps city is not the favorite but “is probably the best placed when you look at the technical qualities of the bids.’’

Edgar Grospiron resigned as bid chief on Sunday, saying he wasn’t given enough money to compete with rival candidates Munich and Pyeongchang. With the Russian city of Sochi hosting the 2014 Games, Drut said Pyeongchang is the favorite.

The International Olympic Committee will select the host city on July 6.

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