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  1. Interested parties from Sapporo, Salt Lake City and British Columbia will need to wait several more months or years before learning whether they’ll be hosting the 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Games – and they may be in the running for the 2034 edition at the same time. Other new bids could also join the race. […] The post Olympic Bid 2030 Reset: IOC removes timelines, considers double allocation and will allow new bids to enter race appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  2. Germany’s Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) has agreed unanimously to draw up a new roadmap for a potential bid to host a future Summer or Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, and to also commit that a general referendum will be held in 2024 allowing the public to decide whether any plans move forward. DOSB members at […] The post Public vote to be held across Germany in 2024 to approve the nation’s next Olympic bid appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  3. A majority of cities interested in staging major international sports events say they have missed out on key opportunities because they were unaware that the adapted dialogue-style process was open to select the host. According to a new survey released by specialized Swiss communications firm BCW Sports, while 56 percent of 100 cities asked said […] The post Bidders look for more clarity, transparency when vying to host major sport events through dialogue: survey appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  4. All parties seem to be doing everything they can to keep the dream of returning the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games to Vancouver alive. British Columbia’s provincial government remains unconvinced, however, creating an Olympic-sized headache for the International Olympic Committee (IOC). GamesBids.com has learned that the Indigenous-led BC 2030 bid team joined rivals Sapporo and […] The post Despite setbacks Vancouver’s 2030 Olympic bid hangs on – meeting with IOC decision makers this week appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  5. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is now considering Indonesia’s new, currently under-construction capital city Nusantara as host for the 2036 Olympic and Paralympic Games. IOC President Thomas Bach confirmed the fledgling bid Wednesday on the sidelines of the Bali G20 Summit where he addressed world leaders and pleaded for them to “give peace a chance” […] The post At Bali G20 Summit IOC President “welcomes” Indonesia’s Nusantara 2036 Olympic bid and indicates eight G20 nations are interested in hosting Games appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  6. A pair of Phygian caps, red conical headwear with bent tops that are a symbol of the French Republic, have been chosen as mascots for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Unveiled by the organizing committee at an event in the French capital Monday, the sneaker and blade-wearing symbols will be known as “Les […] The post Paris 2024 reveal “Les Phryges”, red caps as mascots for the Olympic and Paralympic Games appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  7. The city of Sapporo Tuesday announced an increase to its projected budget to host the 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Games by as much as six percent. The revised draft plan to host the Games in Hokkaido prefecture was presented to City Assembly revealing total capital costs and expenses could range from ¥297 billion (USD $2.03 […] The post Sapporo increases budget to host 2030 Winter Olympics by as much as 6% to meet inflation appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  8. Salt Lake City is ready to host the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in 2030, Fraser Bullock, president of Salt Lake City-Utah Committee for the Games (SLC-UT) insisted at a Strategic Board meeting in the Utah capital Tuesday. His remarks come only days after a rival bid from Vancouver, British Columbia was forced to step […] The post Salt Lake City ‘fully prepared’ to host Winter Olympics in 2030 bid president insists after Vancouver leaves race appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  9. Four First Nation leaders and Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) president Tricia Smith blasted the British Columbia provincial government Friday for snubbing the team exploring the Vancouver 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games bid, leading to the project’s demise. It was to be the first-ever indigenous-led Olympics. “Let’s get together,” Smith implored the provincial government and […] The post COC, First Nations blast province for not coming to the table to discuss failed Vancouver 2030 Olympic bid appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  10. Vancouver’s bid to host the first-ever indigenous led Olympic Winter Games in 2030 is over, British Columbia’s Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport Lisa Beare announced Thursday. “Based on careful consideration, the Province is declining to support a bid,” Beare said in a statement. Without the support of the Province potential federal funding will […] The post BC ends Vancouver 2030 Olympic bid due to cost concerns appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  11. Mexico has entered discussions with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on its intent to bid for the 2036 or 2040 Olympic and Paralympic Games. If successful, the nation would host its second Summer Games, adding to the 1968 edition held in Mexico City. The rumored bid was formally launched Wednesday at the Mexican Foreign Ministry […] The post Mexico enters discussions with IOC on 2036 or 2040 Olympic Games bid appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  12. Almost 73 percent in Seoul would support a bid to host the city’s second Olympic Games in 2036 according to a poll released Monday. The indication of overwhelming support comes as Mayor Oh Se-hoon readies to formally announce the launch of a bid next week. According to Maeil Business News Korea the Mayor’s office confirmed he will […] The post Public support nears 73% as Seoul’s Mayor sets to announce 2036 Olympic bid appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  13. The Canadian province of Alberta is entertaining proposals to bring the Olympic Winter Games back to Calgary in the near future, a government official revealed Tuesday. During a ceremony marking a CAD $17.5 million (USD $13 million) provincial investment in Canada Olympic Park – a legacy of the Calgary 1988 Winter Games – Alberta’s Minister […] The post Alberta primed for new Calgary Winter Olympics bid amid focus on Vancouver in 2030 appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  14. Having failed to find a host for the event since 2017, the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) Tuesday awarded the 2029 edition of the Asian Winter Games to Trojena – a proposed winter sports resort in north-west Saudi Arabia. Part of the developing $500 billion Neom City project, the Trojena resort that will offer year-round […] The post Saudi Arabia wins bid to host 2029 Asian Winter Games at yet-to-be-built desert resort appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  15. International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has opted not to travel to Tokyo this month to attend a celebration marking the first anniversary of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. His decision comes as both the IOC and Japanese sports officials are grappling with a growing scandal surrounding the Tokyo 2020 Summer Games held last […] The post IOC President cancels “Thank You” Tokyo trip amid corruption scandal, further tainting Sapporo 2030 Winter Olympics bid appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
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