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Canadian lawmaker suggests binational Olympic bid

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A Canadian lawmaker is interested in proposing the idea of a joint bid U.S.-Canada bid for hosting the future summer Olympics.

According to a recent Toronto Sun article, Toronto council member James Pasternak suggested teaming with a Great Lakes city like Buffalo. 

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown says he likes the idea of a joint bid with Canada to host the 2024 Olympic games.

"If they reach out to us and it is something that is real and they want to work on, we would be more than happy to participate," said Mayor Brown. 

Brown calls it a "novel" concept, noting the idea of binational host cities could be appealing.

"Some I'm certainly intrigued by it. It the Toronto City councilor was to call, I would certainly take that call and look into it and see what his ideas were, see how real it is and look into it," said Mayor Brown.