Olympic bid survival guide

TORONTO – With the Pan Am and Parapan Games now over, Toronto has until Sept. 15 for Mayor John Tory to decide — that’s all it takes — whether the city should bid for the 2024 summer Olympics.

Realistically, Tory would want council backing and provincial and federal support, making it a federal election issue.

Based on Toronto’s two most recent failures to win the summer Olympics in 1996 (to Atlanta) and 2008 (to Beijing), some cautions about how the process will unfold.