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  1. Kuala Lumpur looks set to reconsider lodging a bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games, a Malaysian official said Friday. The deadline for applications to host the 2022 Games was extended by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) to November 30 after the only bid to meet the original September 30 deadline, Birmingham in Britain, was […] View the full article
  2. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said Thursday that it could be open to entertaining multiple bids from U.S.-based cities who are vying to host the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Games. With Los Angeles having been selected to host the Summer Games in 2028 and the 2026 Winter Games process having been modified, allowing more time […] View the full article
  3. Only weeks following the historic awarding of two editions of the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games simultaneously, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is already in discussions to site the 2032 Games, according to IOC Executive Director Christophe Dubi. Last month both Paris and Los Angeles were signed to host the 2024 and 2028 Games, respectively, […] View the full article
  4. The Swiss Federal Government Wednesday finally agreed in principal to back a bid for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Games from Sion after preliminary talks last week stalled and had delayed the decision. The endorsement means the government will provide funding of up to CHF8 million to campaign for the Games, and should they be won, […] View the full article
  5. Bidweek, Reporting from Toronto, Canada – I have been covering Olympic bids and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for many, many years – and throughout most of those I have denied that an organization with about 100 voting members and many more stakeholders could predetermine an ‘election’ outcome. I now know better. When on Monday officials […] View the full article
  6. Calgary’s bid for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Games will remain on track for now as incumbent Mayor Naheed Nenshi was re-elected Monday for a third term winning 51.2 percent of the vote. Nenshi, who was named the best Mayor in the world in 2014 kept nearest rival Bill smith at bay with only 43.9 […] View the full article
  7. On Monday, Utah leaders announced the formation of an exploratory committee for a potential 2026 or 2030 Olympic Winter Games bid. The announcement comes just three days after the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) claimed that they would pursue a Winter Games for the U.S. and wanted to be part of any upcoming discussions. Deseret […] View the full article
  8. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Monday downplayed any concerns over Sunday’s failed referendum in Austria that ended Innsbruck’s fledgling 2026 Olympic Winter Games bid. “The IOC shares the disappointment for the Austrian Olympic Committee, the many supporting athletes and the promoters of the project who worked on it with so much energy and commitment,” an […] View the full article
  9. Innsbruck’s Olympic Winter Games bid was stopped dead in its tracks Sunday after it was narrowly defeated in a public referendum across Innsbruck and Tirol. Austrian Olympic officials along with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will view this as a major setback after struggling to recover the image of the Games and reform the bid […] View the full article
  10. The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) Friday discussed a possible future Olympic Winter Games bid at its Board of Directors meeting. “We are interested in hosting the Winter Games,” USOC Chair Larry Probst said following the meeting. “Ideally that’s probably 2030,” he added, “so there is no confusion with the preparations for [Los Angeles] 2028.” […] View the full article
  11. A critical referendum to be taken Sunday (October 15) across Innsbruck and Tirol could determine the fate of the Austrian 2026 Olympic Winter Games Bid, and more importantly it could set the tone of the entire race and how the International Olympic Committee (IOC) governs itself moving forward. With so much at stake, voters will […] View the full article
  12. The Swiss Federal Council Wednesday postponed plans to decide whether to grant financial support for the Sion 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Games bid. Organizers had hoped that the government would have agreed to commit eight million Swiss Francs for a candidature to bring the Games back to Switzerland for the first time since 1948, but […] View the full article
  13. An unexpected twist came at the end of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) two-day Executive Board meeting in Colombo, Sri Lanka Friday as the sole bidder to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games, Birmingham, has been deemed non-compliant. Birmingham was the only bidder to meet the September 30th application deadline after the West Midlands city was […] View the full article
  14. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Friday quietly launched an overhauled process that will be leveraged to elect a host city for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The process, to begin immediately, will be followed in two parts starting with a Dialogue Stage where an “Interested City” can explore a possible bid, engage with […] View the full article
  15. Birmingham in the U.K. has received crucial government approval as the nation’s official candidate to host the Commonwealth Games in 2022. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) in the U.K. made the announcement Friday only one day prior to the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) Sept. 30 application deadline. The approval means Birmingham will […] View the full article
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