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  1. Hopes were renewed Wednesday that Hamilton in Canada could bid to host the 2030 Commonwealth Games one-hundred years after the city inaugurated the British Empire Games, the former name of the event. Hamilton City Council voted 13-0 to allow a private sector group known as Hamilton 100 to study and prepare bid plans that will […] The post Hamilton, Canada Takes Step Towards Bid For Centennial 2030 Commonwealth Games appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  2. Voters in Denver, Colorado Tuesday overwhelmingly approved Initiative 302 – a new municipal ordinance that gives taxpayers a decisive voice before the city ever pursues a bid to host an Olympic Games. Just minutes after the polls closed, proponents of the initiative claimed victory. With most of the votes counted at 9:00 pm local time, […] The post Denver Voters Approve Initiative Requiring Any Future Olympic Bid To Pass A Referendum First appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  3. Germany’s emerging plan to bid for the 2036 Olympic Games has been ruled out by Interior Minister Horst Seehofer who has the responsibility for sport in his country. A proposal for Germany to bid for a regional Rhein-Ruhl 2032 Games in 14 cities was floated two years ago, but as recently as this past March […] The post German Minister Rules Out Possible Berlin 2036 Olympic Bid Due To Controversial Anniversary appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  4. BidWeek, Reporting From Toronto, Canada – “Too Many Losers.” That is the current mantra of International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach when he discusses all that is wrong with today’s Olympic Games site selection process, commonly known as the Olympic bid. It’s a catch-phrase that is not only inaccurate and completely out-of-place in the […] The post BidWeek: Bach’s Alarming Plan To Rid Olympic Bid Of Losers Will Instead Cloak The Process In Darkness appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  5. Stockholm’s Mayor Anna König Jerlmyr will be part of Sweden’s Olympic bid delegation in Lausanne on June 24 when the International Olympic Committee (IOC) elects a host city for the 2026 Winter Games. She will be joined by Opposition Vice Mayor Karin Wanngård as the bid delivers an important technical briefing and final presentation to […] The post Stockholm Mayor Will Join Sweden’s 2026 Olympic Bid Delegation In Lausanne For Final Vote appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  6. Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) President Giovanni Malagò believes the International Olympic Committee (IOC) evaluation report on the Milan-Cortina 2026 Olympic bid provides a significant boost heading into the final month of the campaign. The 144-page report published Friday extolled the quality of both the Italian bid and its only rival from Sweden, Stockholm-Åre. The IOC […] The post CONI President “Very Happy” With IOC Report On Milan-Cortina 2026 Olympic Bid appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  7. Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games bids from Italy and Sweden are set for a showdown in Lausanne, Switzerland next month after an International Olympic Committee (IOC) evaluation report released Friday showed both nations were capable of hosting a successful Games in 2026. Both regional projects – Italy’s Milan-Cortina and Sweden’s Stockholm-Åre – have challenges to […] The post IOC Accepts Challenges As 2026 Olympic Bids From Italy And Sweden Run Neck And Neck appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  8. The sport of cricket is making a play for inclusion at the 2024 Olympic Games. The possibility of Cricket, already an Olympic recognized sport, to be staged at a future Games was discussed at the International Cricket Council Conference in Edinburgh this week. Simone Gambino, president of the Federazione Cricket Italiana (FCI) told reporters, “we […] View the full article
  9. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Friday released its evaluation report assessing the two remaining bids to host the 2026 Olympic Winter Games, and took the opportunity to commend the projects for their strong integration of new IOC reforms on legacy and sustainability found in Olympic Agenda 2020. The organization cautioned, however, that further work will […] The post IOC Evaluation Report Highlights Use Of New Reforms But Cautions Work Needed To Keep 2026 Olympic Winter Games Cohesive appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  10. Yes, multiple countries IS mentioned: “Host” does not necessarily refer to a single city, but can also refer to multiple cities/regions/countries
  11. With just over one month to go before International Olympic Committee (IOC) members cast their ballots to elect a host for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games, a top government official in Sweden sees an even race between the two candidates. Joint bids Stockholm Åre from Sweden and Milan Cortina in Italy are all that remain […] The post Swedish Sport Minister Sees Close 2026 Olympic Winter Games Bid Race With Italy appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  12. BidWeek, Reporting From Toronto, Canada – International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach claimed an Olympic victory of sorts ahead of this year’s biggest gathering of the international sport community, but still hints he will seize greater control over the Olympic bid process. At a meeting with the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) in Sydney ahead of […] The post BidWeek: Bach’s Premature Claims Of Effective Bid Reform Laden In Ambiguity appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  13. Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) President Giovanni Malagò has been mooted to lead the organizing committee should the joint Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo bid be chosen to host the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Local media reports including ANSA said Tuesday that Malagò has been informed by government officials that he will be called upon […] The post Malagò To Lead Milan-Cortina 2026 Olympic Organizing Committee Should Bid Prevail appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  14. International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach told Australian stakeholders that he was “impressed” with preparations already being made towards a bid to host the 2032 Olympic Games. In Brisbane Monday, ahead of his visit to the SportAccord Convention in Gold Coast later this week, Bach met with Mayor Adrian Schrinner and Sunshine Coast Mayor […] The post IOC President Encourages Australian Mayors On Potential Brisbane 2032 Olympic Bid appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  15. Åre and Östersund in Sweden are set to host the 2023 World Para Snow Sports Championships, it was announced this week. The news comes as Åre, jointly with Capital Stockholm, has hit the final sprint in a bid campaign to host the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Bid organizers will be able to show […] The post Sweden Lands 2023 World Para Snow Sports Championships, Boosting Stockholm Åre 2026 Olympic bid appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  16. While still nine years from the Opening Ceremony, organizers of the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Games claim budget estimates made during a bid for the 2024 Games are still on target for 2028. LA was awarded the 2028 Games instead of the 2024 Games as part of a double allocation by the International Olympic Committee […] The post Newly Released LA 2028 Olympic Budget Remains “In Line” With Bid Estimates appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  17. The original estimate was made in 2016, so in current dollars as per the IOC's request. Then that amount is adjusted for inflation to 2024 dollars.
  18. That's not entirely correct. A 2024 bid, in 2016 dollars was $5.3 billion in the bid book. In the very next column on the same page it was listed as $6.2 billion in 2024 dollars (accounting for inflation). But plans were moved to 2028 instead, so there is four more years of inflation plus four more years of organization costs, and $160 million will be spent on youth sports (not taxpayer funded). That makes the 2028 inflation adjusted number $6.9 billion less the amount to youth sport. Nothing has really changed except for inflation accounting (still nine years away). There is also over $600 million in contingency funds that could be converted to a surplus *if* any of it is not used. There are still no permanent venues to build.
  19. Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Löfvén Friday met an International Olympic Committee (IOC) deadline requiring government Olympic bid guarantees, by sending a letter to IOC President Thomas Bach. Löfvénès letter officially confirms his nation’s support of the proposed Stockholm Åre 2026 Winter Olympics that had been announced by culture minister Amanda Lind Tuesday. Along with a […] The post At Last Hour, Swedish Prime Minister Confirms Support For Stockholm Åre 2026 Winter Olympic Bid appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  20. A poll by YouGov Galaxy for the Courier Mail has revealed that more than half of the millennials surveyed support a 2032 Olympic bid from Queensland in Australia. According to the survey, of those responding across Queensland 45 percent support a bid to host the Games while only 27 percent are opposed and 16 percent are […] The post Poll: Australia’s Queensland 2032 Olympic Bid Supported By Millennials appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  21. BidWeek, Reporting From Toronto, Canada – I’m not entirely sure when I first made the realization. Last week, just hours before the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission were to touch down, oddly in Venice, a distance away from Italian 2026 Winter Olympic bid co-host cities Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo, I sat at the edge of […] The post BidWeek: There May Never Be An Olympic Winter Games Host City Again, And Other Gleanings From Italy appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  22. Local television in Sweden Tuesday morning has reported that the Swedish government will provide guarantees needed by the Stockholm-Åre 2026 Olympic Winter Games bid to stayin the race with rival Italian bid Milan-Cortina. Swedish Minister of Culture Amanda Lind said on Swedish TV4 “It can be a boost for the entire sports Sweden. That’s why […] The post The Race Is On: Swedish Government To Guarantee Stockholm-Åre 2026 Winter Olympic Bid appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  23. Reporting from Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy – A new poll has revealed that an overwhelming majority of Utahns are solidly behind a bid to host the Olympic Winter Games again in Salt Lake City. According to the poll commissioned by UtahPolicy.com and conducted by Dan Jones & Associates, 87 percent across the state “strongly” or “somewhat” support […] The post New Poll Finds 87 Percent Across Utah Support A Future Salt Lake City Olympics appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  24. Reporting From Milan, Italy – Organizers of Italy’s Milan-Cortina 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Games bid are holding their heads high Saturday after wrapping up a five-day inspection by the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Evaluation Commission and receiving a glowing initial report. “We were impressed by the broad political support from all levels of government for this […] The post IOC Impressed With “Broad Political Support” For Milan-Cortina 2026 Olympic Bid But Offer Patience With Sweden appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  25. Reporting From Milan, Italy – According to an International Olympic Committee (IOC) commissioned poll taken by Publicis earlier this year, there is overwhelming support right across Italy for the Milan-Cortina 2026 Olympic Winter Games bid, with 87 percent in Milan voicing support. Numbers were released by the IOC Saturday at the close of meetings being held […] The post Overwhelming Public Support Revealed In IOC Poll Boosts Milan-Cortina 2026 Olympic Bid appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
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