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  1. Australia’s 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games bid from Southeast Queensland has been stopped in its tracks by the coronavirus pandemic, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk revealed Friday in Parliament. In the letter tabled to Parliament the Premier said the bid was to be put “on hold” for an undetermined period while the global community fights against COVID-19, […] The post Australia’s SEQ 2032 Olympic Bid Officially Put ‘On Hold’ Amid Pandemic appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  2. An Australian Federal Member of Parliament has called for an end to the Southeast Queensland 2032 Olympic Games bid (SEQ 2032), describing the initiative as a “stupid idea.” MP Bob Katter who represents the fringe right-wing Katter’s Australian Party (KAP) wants all work on Australia’s bid, the first since Sydney hosted the Games in 2000, […] The post Australian MP Calls For End Of ‘Stupid’ Olympic Bid From Brisbane During Pandemic appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  3. Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) officials hope the release of a new report this coming Wednesday will help convince the Canadian government, as well as municipal and provincial partners, to support a Hamilton 2026 Commonwealth Games bid amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Hamilton 100 bid committee has been asked by the CGF to consider hosting the […] The post CGF Pitches Hamilton 2026 Commonwealth Games As A Tool For Regional Pandemic Recovery appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  4. A new report to be released Wednesday by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) boasts that recent host cities have shown consistent economic boosts of over £1 billion (USD $1.2 billion) as well as increased tourism, accelerated capital investment and social benefits including increased participation in community and elite sports. The 226-page study conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers […] The post Commonwealth Games Worth Over USD $1.2 Billion To Host Cities: Report appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  5. The host of the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2023 will be revealed June 25, the world football governing organization announced Thursday amid concerns that the COVID-19 pandemic might delay the process. The decision will be made during an online meeting of the FIFA Council and will remain “objective and transparent.” The announcement was originally […] The post FIFA 2023 Women’s World Cup Host To Be Named June 25 appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  6. Officials representing the Olympic Committee of Thailand will officially signal the launch of a 2026 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) bid next week in a letter of interest to the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Governor the Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT) Kongsak Yodmanee will put forward Bangkok and nearby Chonburi Province as joint applicants to host […] The post Thailand To Launch 2026 Youth Olympic Games Bid With Letter To IOC Next Week appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  7. International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach said Thursday that ongoing discussions continue with multiple cities interested in hosting the 2032 Olympics and 2030 Olympic Winter Games, even as the COVID-19 pandemic ravages the major sport calendar worldwide and has delayed the Tokyo 2020 Games until 2021. When asked during a teleconference following the first-ever […] The post IOC Credits Recent Reforms For Strength Of Olympic Bid Races Amid Pandemic appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  8. India’s sport officials are committed to ramping up an aggressive 2032 Olympic Games bid, but not until after the current coronavirus pandemic shutdown ends. Plans include a run at the 2026 Youth Olympic Games and hosting the International Olympic Committee (IOC) All-members session in Mumbai in 2023 as crucial parts of an overall sports roadmap […] The post India Plans To Revive 2032 Olympic Games Bid After Coronavirus Shutdown appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  9. Rival capitals Doha and Riyadh are set to compete to host the Asian Games in 2030, the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) announced Thursday. Applications and government support documents were received from Qatar and Saudi Arabia before the Wednesday deadline qualifying the cities as the only two contenders to host the largest multi-sport event after […] The post Doha And Riyadh To Face Off In Bids To Host 2030 Asian Games appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  10. Hamilton in Canada has been given “first and sole consideration” to become host of the Commonwealth Games in 2026, CEO Brian MacPherson of Commonwealth Sport Canada (CSC) told GamesBids.com Wednesday. Lacking the emergence of bidders from other nations, the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) has offered Hamilton a short and exclusive window to negotiate the host […] The post CGF Offers Hamilton ‘First and Sole Consideration’ To Host Commonwealth Games In 2026 appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  11. Commonwealth Sport Canada (CSC) has selected the city of Hamilton as Canada’s nomination to bid for either the 2030 or 2026 edition of the Games, the organization confirmed last week. In a video conference held with the Hamilton 100 bid group, CSC officials said Hamilton would become Canada’s bidder, and work would continue to determine […] The post Hamilton Could Pivot 2030 Commonwealth Games Bid To 2026; Calgary Out Of Race appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  12. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has committed to awarding the next three unscheduled Olympics – the 2030 and 2034 Winter Games and 2032 Summer Games – by the end of this calendar year. An unnamed IOC source has revealed that despite the intense effort that will be required to reorganized the Tokyo 2020 Olympics now […] The post IOC To Award 2030, 2032 and 2034 Winter and Summer Games This Year appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  13. Groups from Hamilton and Calgary will now have to wait until at least mid-May to learn whether they will represent Canada in potential bids to host the Commonwealth Games in 2026 or 2030. An announcement by Commonwealth Sport Canada (CSC) had been expected Tuesday (March 31) but a decision has been delayed amid the global […] The post Commonwealth Sport Canada To Delay Domestic Games Nomination Amid COVID-19 Pandemic appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  14. International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach said Wednesday that he has organized a task force named “here we go” to investigate the complicated process of moving the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games to 2021. The first task force meeting is scheduled for Thursday. Over 400 Olympic journalists from around the globe joined Bach […] The post IOC Launches Task Force To Plan Tokyo 2020 Olympics In 2021 appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  15. For the first time ever, the Olympic Games have been postponed. On Tuesday Japanese President Shinzo Abe and International Olympic Committee (IOC) reached an agreement to reschedule the quadrennial event by one year amid rising fears over the Coronavirus pandemic that has taken thousands of lives globally. The Games, to instead be held in the […] The post Tokyo 2020 Olympics Postponed Until 2021 Amid Coronavirus Pandemic appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  16. Vancouver City Council agreed Tuesday to defer a motion to investigate a possible 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games bid to a meeting on April 1. Councillor Melissa De Genova said that deferring the motion would allow for further input from the four First Nations along with possible amendments and information from city staff and […] The post Vancouver City Council Defers Motion On 2030 Winter Olympic Bid To April appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  17. A Hamilton group Tuesday announced it has submitted its final 2030 Commonwealth Games bid pitch for consideration by Commonwealth Sport Canada (CSC). Dubbed Hamilton 100 in reference to what would be the centenary of the first edition of the Games that was held in the same city – the group of volunteers, sports and business […] The post Hamilton 2030 Sends Commonwealth Games Bid For Domestic Approval appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  18. Indonesia’s planned 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games bid could be proposed for the nation’s new capital city in Borneo that has yet to be built, or named. In February 2019 Indonesian President Joko Widodo filed a letter of intent with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) declaring current capital Jakarta’s bid to host in 2032, but […] The post Indonesia Considering 2032 Olympic Bid From New Unbuilt, Unnamed Capital City appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  19. Two United States Senators, Republican Rick Scott and Democrat Ed Markey this week introduced a bipartisan resolution calling on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to move the 2022 Olympic Winter Games out of China unless “Beijing addresses its violation of human rights.” The Games were awarded to Beijing in 2015 when the Chinese Capital defeated […] The post U.S. Senate Resolution Calls For IOC To Withdraw 2022 Winter Olympics From Beijing appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  20. Vancouver City Councillor Melissa De Genova has prepared a motion to be raised at a council meeting Tuesday (March 10) that if passed, could signal the start of a bid to host the city’s second Olympic Winter Games in 20 years. If approved, the motion empowers Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart to reach out to potential […] The post Vancouver City Council Motion Could Kick Start 2030 Olympic Winter Games Bid appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  21. BidWeek, Reporting From Toronto, Canada – The Olympics in Tokyo and Sapporo have been canceled. No, not for 2020 – but in 1940 when Japan’s Summer and Winter Games were called off amid World War II. Similarly, Summer Games planned for Berlin in 1916 and London in 1944, as well as Winter Games in Italy’s […] The post BidWeek: COVID-19 Threat To Tokyo 2020 Exposes How Human Frailty Is Beyond Olympic Comprehension appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  22. The International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Executive Board has selected Mumbai in India to host the organization’s 140th all-members Session in 2023. The decision, that was announced following the Executive Board meeting concluded Wednesday at IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland is expected to be rubber-stamped by the full IOC membership in July ahead of the Tokyo […] The post Mumbai, India Chosen To Host IOC Session In 2023 appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  23. A record number 20 cities across the globe have expressed interest in hosting the 12th Gay Games in 2026, the Federation of Gay Games (FGG) announced last week. The organization started a bid process in December with a request for information (RFI) campaign before releasing a long-list of prospects Saturday that includes cities from 14 […] The post Gay Games Receives Record Number Twenty Host City Bids For 2026 appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  24. The City of Sapporo received a 35 cm snowfall earlier this week, finally giving the Japanese city a wintry feel – but too late for the popular Snow Festival that was held earlier in the month that annually boosts tourism with entertainment, sports events and elaborate ice sculptures. A snow drought that had left the […] The post Unreliable Snowfall Causes Concern For Sapporo 2030 Olympic Bid appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  25. Former CEO of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games John Furlong Thursday urged the business community to back a bid to host again in 2030. Inspired by the 10th anniversary memories of the 2010 edition, Furlong discussed his vision for a second Games in front of the Vancouver Board of Trade. “I think what’s really […] The post VANOC CEO Pushes For Vancouver 2030 Winter Olympic Bid appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
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