IOC president Rogge says public support is 'most important' part of 2016 bid

ACAPULCO, Mexico -- International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge says cities trying to host the 2016 Games must above all have the support of their people.

Four contenders vying for the 2016 Games are making their first formal presentation to IOC members during the Pan American Sports Organization meeting in Acapulco.

Rogges calls the presentations by Chicago, Madrid, Tokyo and Rio de Janeiro a good warmup. He emphasized Saturday that prospective hosts of the games "should ask the people if they want them."

He added that there are "a lot of technical aspects" but "the most important thing is the will of the people of the country."