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The International Olympic Committee will at the end of this month conduct inspections of venues the Sapporo Olympic organizers intend to use if the city is selected to host the 2030 Winter Games, a source with knowledge of the matter said Tuesday.

IOC staff will visit venues in Hokkaido to check on their current operating conditions and capacities so the IOC's winter Future Host Commission, charged with identifying host cities, can compile the materials and documents it needs.

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