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OSAKA — A top IOC official met with Osaka officials Thursday for discussions about the city’s efforts to build sports facilities for the 2008 Olympics.

“My task is to provide advice on sports facilities,” said Gilbert Felli, an IOC official in charge of sports relations, when asked if he had met with Osaka city officials.

Felli declined, however, to state the exact nature of the discussions.

He also said that he had not visited sports facilities on Maishima Island, where Osaka hopes to host the Games.

Felli made the statement on the second day of the General Association of International Sports Federations’ meeting in Osaka, which he is attending as an observer. Officially, the IOC has told Osaka it may not promote its Olympic bid during the four-day conference.

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