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  1. Decisions were made this week impacting possible venues and infrastructure that could be important to Calgary’s potential Olympic bid. Last Friday the Canadian Federal government confirmed funding of CDN $6.8 million (USD $5.27 million) towards improvements to Calgary’s Winsport sliding track at the city’s Olympic park used to host the 1988 Winter Games. Upgrades to […] The post Key Infrastructure Decisions Shape Possible Calgary 2026 Olympic Bid – But It’s Up To Voters To Decide appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  2. Nigerian Sport officials assured a visiting International Olympic Committee (IOC) delegation Sunday that Abuja is ready to host the Youth Olympic Games in 2022. The IOC has been traveling in Africa to visit cities vying to host the Games, and since May 8 has met with bid officials in Gaborone, Botswana and Abuja in Nigeria. Delegates […] The post Nigeria Assures Visiting IOC That Abuja Is Ready To Host 2022 Youth Olympics appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  3. Sapporo’s plans to host the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Games seem set to switch tracks for a bid for the 2030 edition instead to better accommodate public opinion and infrastructure readiness, it was revealed Monday in Japan. The crucial Shinkansen bullet train link is expected to be delivered to the Hokkaido Capital after 2026 but in […] The post Sapporo 2026 Olympic Bid Plans To Switch Tracks To 2030 Discussed By JOC appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
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  5. Sapporo, one of seven cities to have expressed interest in bidding for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games – has reportedly set its sights on the 2030 Games instead, according to local Japanese sources. Several Japanese news outlets including Kyodo News said Thursday, Sapporo officials have indicated to the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) that the […] The post Sapporo Wants To Bid For 2030 Olympic Winter Games Instead Of 2026 appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  6. The Swiss Canton of Valais announced Tuesday that it has struck an agreement in principle among the Swiss Olympic Committee, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the city of Sion to have a potential Sion 2026 Olympic Host City Contract jointly signed by the Canton and the City. Typically the agreement is signed only by […] The post Agreement Reached For Canton of Valais To Jointly Sign Host City Contract For Sion 2026 Olympics appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  7. A poll released Friday has revealed that residents across Valais Canton in Switzerland are warming to the idea of a 2026 Olympic Winter Games bid in Sion. The survey conducted by M.I.S Trend Institute showed that 46 percent of voters would vote ‘yes’ to supporting an Olympic bid when a canton-wide referendum is held on June 10. […] The post New Poll Shows Sion 2026 Olympic Bid Gaining Support Ahead Of Referendum, Now At Almost 50 Percent appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  8. International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach said Thursday that dialogue with the Tunisian National Olympic Committee (NOC) regarding Capital Tunis’ interest in hosting the 2022 Youth Olympics has been suspended. The IOC Executive Board announced that Tunis along with Gaborone in Botswana, Abuja in Nigeria and Dakar in Senegal have met the deadline to […] The post Botswana, Nigeria and Senegal To Bid For 2022 Youth Olympics; Tunisia’s Bid “Frozen” For Excluding Israeli Athletes appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  9. BidWeek, Reporting From Toronto, Canada – After news last week that at an historic summit North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his counterpart in the South Moon Jae-in road-mapped a plan for peace on the Korean Peninsula, debate on who should take credit quickly followed. Granted, the deal is far from complete and such agreements […] The post BidWeek: Of Peace, Dennis Rodman, Table Tennis and the Nobel Prize – Were the Olympics a Factor? appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  10. A group opposing any potential bid by Denver to host the 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games is pushing to hold a public vote over plans. Under the “NOlympics” banner, a brand that has been used by Olympic bid opponents around the world, the group has launched an online petition and reportedly needs 4,726 signatures […] The post Denver 2030 Olympic Bid Opposition Group Petition To Force Public Vote appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  11. Director General of Sapporo’s Sports Affairs Bureau Toshiya Ishikawa said the city will take a public survey that could determine the fate of Japan’s 2026 Olympic Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games bid. Sapporo was confirmed earlier this month by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as being among six other cities interested in hosting the Games, […] The post Public Survey On Sapporo 2026 Olympic Bid Could Determine Its Fate, Or Delay Project Until 2030 appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  12. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Tuesday named the eight-member commission who will oversea the evaluation process for selecting an African host city for the 4th Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) to be held in 2022. The Chair will be Ugur Erdener, the IOC Vice-President from Turkey who is also President of World Archery and the Turkish NOC. […] The post Turkey’s Erdener To Chair 2022 Youth Olympics Evaluation Commission appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  13. Calgary City Council voted by a wide margin Monday to hold a city-wide plebiscite later this year to determine if taxpayers want to bid for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games. Additionally, Council voted to approve a public engagement plan. Councilors also agreed to approve the formation of an oversight committee that will facilitate better engagement […] The post Calgary 2026 Olympic Bid Plebiscite Approved By City Council appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  14. Mumbai was named as possible Indian candidate to host the 2026 Youth Olympic Games that could lead to a candidacy for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis confirmed Friday. The announcement came on the second day of International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach’s visit to India, and his […] The post Mumbai Named As Possible Indian Host For 2026 Youth Olympics, 2032 Olympics appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  15. The Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) Friday announced the launch of a process to site the inaugural edition of the World Urban Games, “a downtown, five-day celebration featuring a new-generation of sports and a showcase for the skill, style and power of the most successful and inspirational urban athletes, riders and break-dancers on […] The post GAISF Seeks Bid Cities To Host Inaugural World Urban Games appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article