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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Dont tell leaders of Budapests bid that they are underdogs in the race for the 2024 Olympics. In fact, they say, the three other cities should be afraid of us.The Hungarian capital, which is competing against former Olympic host cities Los Angeles, Paris and Rome, has long been seen as the outsider in its campaign to stage the games for the first time.We do not approach in any way the underdog status because we dont have it, bid chairman Balazs Furjes said Tuesday. Budapest is not an underdog in this competition.All four bid cities sent leaders to Brazil to observe the Rio de Janeiro Olympics and pitch their case to IOC members. Tuesday was Budapests first chance to present its bid at an international news conference.Budapest is an equal participant and has all the chances just like the others to finish No. 1, Furjes said when asked about the underdog label. We are honored to participate in this competition. As much as we are kind of afraid of them, they should be afraid of us in the spirit of Olympic values and friendship.Los Angeles, which hosted the Olympics in 1932 and 1984, is bidding to take the Summer Games to the United States for the first time since Atlanta hosted the event in 1996. Paris seeks to stage the Olympics on the 100th anniversary of the last time it hosted the games. Rome hasnt hosted the Olympics since 1960.The International Olympic Committee will select the host city in September 2017.Furjes said Budapest would offer a low-risk Olympics and refreshing model for compact and intimate games.Budapest, he said, would be the right choice in 2024 after a run of four mega-cities in a row -- Beijing, London, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo. IOC President Thomas Bachs Olympic Agenda 2020 reforms open the chance for midsize global cities to host the games, Furjes said.The Budapest leaders claimed the average travel time between venues would be no more than 13 minutes, with most sports sites located within a 10-kilometer radius of the city center. Only five new additional venues would need to be built at a total cost of $350 million, they said.Budapest also played up Hungarys long Olympic tradition, noting that it is the only country in the top 10 of the all-time medals list that has yet to host the games.The government of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban built razor-wire fences last year on the borders with Serbia and Croatia to keep out migrants and refugees trying to reach Western Europe. 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CALGARY, Alberta -- Fresh off their 1-0 road win over Minnesota Wild, the Calgary Flames will look to keep things rolling when they host the Arizona Coyotes at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Wednesday.Left winger Johnny Gaudreau scored the lone goal for the Flames (6-10-1) against the Wild on Tuesday night, while goalie Chad Johnson stopped all 27 shots he faced for his fifth career shutout.After the game, Flames coach Glen Gulutzan told reporters that hes anxious to see how his players will respond less than 24 hours later in front of their hometown fans against the Coyotes.Sometimes those things, you can get off to a good start because youve kind of got your motor already running, said Gulutzan. We cant look at our situation as far as a negative. Weve just got to go in and do the same thing another night against an Arizona team that is waiting for us. Weve got to be strong mentally now and just push through these things.Whether or not he gets the start against Arizona or if Gulutzan chooses to go back to netminder Brian Elliott, Johnson said the Flames have to bring the same intensity and focus to playing the Coyotes that they had against the Wild.You have to sort of refocus and you cant get too high or too low, said Johnson. Well just have to enjoy now as quickly as possible and then refocus for tomorrow, so itll be a tough game.The win over the Wild snapped a four-game losing streak for the Flames, who were without the services of Gaudreau late in the third period.I dont have any update on Johnny, said Gulutzan. I know he took a couple of slashes ... well see when I talk to the guys, how he is.Meanwhile, the Coyotes (5-9-0) havent played since dropping a 2-1 decision to tthe Boston Bruins at home on Saturday night.ddddddddddddThey received some good news on Tuesday when coach Dave Tippett said he expects that center Martin Hanzal and goalie Mike Smith will return to action during their quick road trip to play the Flames in Calgary on Wednesday and the Canucks in Vancouver the next night.Theyre both going to accompany us on the trip, Tippett told Fox Sports Arizona on Tuesday. Both of them had a good, hard practise again today. If there are no repercussions tomorrow morning and theyre ready to go, well put em in.Smith hasnt played since Oct. 18 -- a span of 12 games -- since sustaining an injury to his left knee, while Hanzal has missed the past six contests with an upper-body injury.Theyre two good veteran players, said Tippett, while noting that the plan is for Smith and fellow goalie Louis Domingue to split the two games on the road trip. Anytime you get your No. 1 goalie back, that gives your club a boost. 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