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  1. All athletes and stakeholders entering China for the Winter Olympics (remember, no international fans and limited support people) already have to follow strict safety rules and will exist virtually in a bubble for the duration with frequent testing and mandatory vaccination. Other than athletes who may not be able to compete because of close contact or other risk - I think the impact will be minimal like it was in Tokyo.
  2. President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach said that he hopes to see a nation from Africa step up to bid for an Olympic Games in 2040. While lamenting that he was unable to see an Olympic Games hosted in, or awarded to Africa during his term leading the IOC, Bach told a […] The post IOC President looks forward to African bid to host Olympic Games in 2040 appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  3. Organizers of the Sapporo 2030 Winter Olympics bid answered reports from last week suggesting that the proposed Games budget would be slashed to make it a more appealing project. On Monday Katsuhiro Akimoto, the mayor of the Hokkaido region capital, announced cuts of about a quarter compared to a preliminary budget first unveiled ahead of […] The post Sapporo 2030 slashes proposed budget hoping to win back Winter Olympics supporters ahead of public survey appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  4. Proponents of Salt Lake City’s Winter Olympics bid have delayed plans to visit International Olympic Committee (IOC) headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland by a week, the Salt Lake City-Utah Committee for the Games (SLC-UT) announced. The visit by a high-level delegation from Utah aimed at securing the state’s second Winter Games in 2030 or 2034 was […] The post Salt Lake City Olympic bid officials delay key meeting in Switzerland appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  5. Japanese city Sapporo could slash as much as 20 percent from its proposed 2030 Winter Olympics budget to reflect new International Olympic Committee (IOC) requirements and increasing criticism over staggering losses from the Tokyo 2020 Summer Games held this year. According to sources contacted by Kyodo news agency, the bid will avoid the construction of new […] The post Sapporo to slash Games budget for 2030 Winter Olympics bid appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  6. Presidential candidate for the German Olympic Committee (DOSB) Thomas Weikert last week announced his interest in launching a bid to host the 2030 Olympic Winter Games. Germany’s Rhine-Ruhr region had entered into dialogue with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to host the 2032 Summer Games but efforts were derailed when in February Brisbane in Australia […] The post German Olympic Committee presidential candidate considers 2030 Winter Games bid appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  7. Spanish Olympic Committee (COE) member and International Olympic Committee (IOC) Vice President Juan Antonio Samaranch Friday called for “unanimity” in supporting his nation’s Pyrenees-Barcelona Olympic Winter Games bid. Samaranch made his comments on Catalan’s public broadcaster TV3 following the release of bid opposition group Stop JJOO’s (Stop the Olympic Games) manifesto calling for the end of […] The post Turbulence surrounds Pyrenees-Barcelona 2030 Winter Olympics Bid as IOC VP calls for unanimity appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  8. Spanish city Valencia has been chosen presumptive host of the Gay Games is 2026 by the Federation of Gay Games (FGG) at the organization’s Annual General Assembly in Brighton, U.K Thursday. Pending the signing of final documents, the announcement marks the completion of the two year selection process organized during the difficulties of the COVID-19 […] The post Valencia, Spain chosen to host Gay Games in 2026 appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  9. Public confidence in a Vancouver 2030 Olympic Winter Games bid has dropped significantly since the project was first conceived in early 2020, a new poll by Research Co. has revealed. According to the survey released Monday only 43 per cent of those who responded across British Columbia said officials “definitely should” or “probably should” launch a […] The post Public opinion turns doubtful on the success of a Vancouver 2030 Winter Olympics bid appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  10. Former Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović has been named Chair of the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Future Host Commission, the body responsible for identifying and recommending suitable hosts for the Summer Games. Grabar-Kitarović was elected IOC member in 2020 and will replace Norwegian Kristin Kloster Aasen who has led the Commission since its inception in 2019 […] The post Former Croatian President named Chair of IOC’s Future Host Commission appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  11. The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) introduced a new strategic roadmap during the organization’s General Assembly held online Monday due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that forced the cancellation of last year’s meeting. The CGF is more than two years behind its original schedule to lock in a host for the 2026 edition of the Games, […] The post New CGF roadmap encourages greater flexibility as urgent search for Commonwealth Games host continues appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  12. Officials in India claim they have entered a dialogue with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) with plans to host the 2036 Olympic Games across multiple cities in the nation. President of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Narinder Batra said the possible Games would be anchored by Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium (known as Motera), the 132,000 […] The post India in discussions with IOC over proposal to host the 2036 Olympic Games in multiple cities appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  13. The Salt Lake City Olympic bid committee has planned to send a small delegation to International Olympic Committee (IOC) headquarters in November to make its case for hosting the Winter Games in 2030 or 2034. Following a Governing Board meeting for The Salt Lake City-Utah Committee for the Games (SLC-UCG) Tuesday, President and CEO Fraser […] The post Salt Lake City Olympic bid delegation set to visit IOC headquarters in November appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
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  15. Hamilton is ready to move its 2030 Commonwealth Games bid on to the international stage next month and organizers say the path to potentially hosting the 100th anniversary event will be a ‘movement’. Bid Chair Lou Frapporti, speaking on CHML Good Morning Hamilton radio Monday, said his bid group will deliver a more meaningful and […] The post Hamilton poised to relaunch 2030 Commonwealth Games bid as a ‘movement’ appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
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