PARIS - Crowd funding could be used to finance a potential Paris bid for the 2024 Olympics.Because of Frances economic struggles, no public money will be spent if the country decides to go ahead with the bid next year, national Olympic committee president Denis Masseglia said on Tuesday.Instead, a significant part of an expected 80 million euros ($100 million) budget could be secured through a 24-hour telethon next June before the bid is submitted.We want to use all energies, from all horizons, from artists to sportsmen, Masseglia said at a news conference. A well-conceived TV show could be a starting point for the peoples mobilization around the bid, even if they dont spend more than five euros each. Such an initiative would also be a strong indicator of the publics support to the bid.Speaking at the French Olympic Committee headquarters, where the results of 12 workshops on a possible bid were discussed, Masseglia was unsure about the amount of money a telethon could raise. He said the rest of the budget would come from private subsidies.Bernard Lapasset, who heads the French Committee for International Sport, said no decision on whether Paris might bid would be taken before January, adding that the outcome of the International Olympic Committee session in Monaco in December will be taken into account. IOC President Thomas Bach is proposing changes to the bidding process as part of his reforms.After the IOC session, well have a look at all our new opportunities. Only then, well start writing our final report, Lapasset said. Well make sure our final document will fit with the new arrangements.Nothing really concrete emerged from Tuesdays presentation, although Lapasset revealed that a Paris bid would be based on five to nine main venues.Lapasset insisted that the project was enjoying state support despite the lack of enthusiasm shown by Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo.But the games would help Paris to develop, and this is what Anne Hidalgo wants for the city, too, he said.The next step in the organizers schedule will be in January, when the results of a feasibility study focusing on financial and technical issues will be submitted to state officials.We need to stop chewing over our loss in the race for the 2012 Games, said IOC member Tony Estanguet, a former three-time Olympic champion in canoe slalom. Losing is part of the game, as long as you are able to bounce back.By 2024, it will have been 100 years since France last staged the Summer Olympics in Paris. 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Perhaps key victories from Netherlands or the United States will be your key to victory.The subject of the NHLs participation in future Olympic Games came up at a join media conference Tuesday in Sochi featuring NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, NHL Players Association executive director Donald Fehr and IIHF president Rene Fasel. The NHL has not committed to sending players to participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Team Canada executive director Steve Yzerman continued to throw his support behind the NHLs participation in the Olympics when asked about it in a press conference last week. But, as expected, Bettman said this will be something addressed down the road. "The primary building blocks are logistics of travel, to and from the Olympics," NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said afterwards. "It was a big challenge coming to Sochi and it certainly would be a big challenge if we were to go to South Korea. Player insurance is always a factor with the magnitude and length of player contracts these days, an incredible number of assets at risk. "So those were two of the most fundamental things we talked about." Daly added that the NHLs participation this time was helped by the fact that NHL broadcasters CBC and NBC also were Olympic rights holders. But the rights holders have yet to be determined for 2018. "So we havent really given any serious consideration to South Korea at all," Daly said. The players will have a big say on this issue. Fehr promised a full and thorough investigation as to whether continued Olympic participation is what the playerrs want.dddddddddddd The NHL players volition to compete in the Olympics has been the main driving force behind their participation in the Winter Games. World Cup closer to return Fehr hinted that the two sides are closer to announcing details on a World Cup of Hockey. There hasnt been one played since 2004 and the speculation continues to be the next World Cup could happen as soon as 2016. There was the usual playfulness between Bettman and Fasel. At one point Fasel said there is nothing like seeing the smile of a hockey player when he wins a gold medal. To which Bettman was quick to reply, "Except winning the Stanley Cup." Finally, Daly was asked about expansion. There was a recent newspaper story in Seattle that said the NHL has targeted the city for an expansion team. "I think whenever Im asked that question, I make the same comments," he said. "The Pacific Northwest, we think is a good hockey area. I think the Vancouver Canucks have done extraordinarily well in developing that area as a good hockey market. Doesnt mean were going to expand there, doesnt mean weve made any decisions in that regard. "I said the same thing about Quebec City. I also believe its a very good hockey market with a very strong and passionate fan base. So theres nothing more I can say on expansion than we did [at the NHL Board of Governors meetings] in Pebble Beach, which is at some point in time it might be an appropriate consideration for us to bring to the board. But we havent reached that yet." ' ' '