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  1. Former Rio de Janeiro governor Sérgio Cabral has implicated high-level government officials and two prominent International Olympic Committee (IOC) members in a bombshell statement in a Brazilian federal court Thursday (July 4). Cabral, who has been convicted of and continues to answer to charges of corruption and other financial crimes – some connected to the […] The post Prominent IOC Members Implicated In $2 Million Rio 2016 Vote Buying Scheme appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  2. BidWeek, Reporting From Toronto, Canada – Last week, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) not only changed the Olympic bid process, the organization completely dismantled the decades-old method used to elect cities to host the Games. By voting to remove just a couple of key sections from the Olympic Charter, IOC members at their 134th Session held […] The post BidWeek: Amid The Demise Of The Olympic Bid Process, Reporting On Site Selection Is More Important Than Ever appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  3. Australia’s bid to host the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Queensland received high-profile support on a powerful stage Sunday in Japan. On the sidelines of the G20 Summit being held in Osaka, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison met with International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach and Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) President and IOC […] The post IOC President Bach Impressed By Australian PM’s Commitment To Olympic Bid appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  4. Plans for a joint bid between Seoul, South Korea and Pyongyang, North Korea were given a boost last week after key announcements were made at the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) 134th Session in Lausanne, Switzerland that wrapped up Wednesday. Korean Sport and Olympic Committee (KSOC) President Lee Kee-heung was named among 10 new members of […] The post Joint North And South Korean Olympic Bid Buoyed By New IOC Rules appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  5. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session Wednesday approved sweeping changes to the the Olympic bid process, effectively eliminating the carefully orchestrated head-to-head competition to instead create a more thoughtful, selective and hidden site selection. Members unanimously agreed to a set of Olympic Charter changes that reduce the restrictions around site selection and require the appointment […] The post IOC Confirms Olympic Charter Changes To Support New Bid Process appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  6. Reporting from Geneva, Switzerland – International Olympic Committee (IOC) members voted Wednesday to unanimously approve proposed changes to the Olympic bid process that will make the timing flexible, allow joint-city projects and put more control into the hands of new Summer and Winter Future Host Commissions. Devised by Australian IOC Vice President John Coates and […] The post IOC Session Approves Significant Changes To The Olympic Bid Process appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  7. BidWeek, Reporting From Lausanne, Switzerland – A final press release sits in the front of the official Stockholm Åre 2026 Olympic bid website. “No Winter Games in Sweden,” it announces, in bold. Sweden’s Olympic and Paralympic Games bid was defeated by Italy’s Milan-Cortina Monday, outvoted decisively 47-34. But there’s more to the tone of the title. […] The post BidWeek: No Winter Games In Sweden. Ever? appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  8. Reporting From Lausanne, Switzerland – India submitted a formal bid Tuesday to host the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session to take place in 2023, it was announced during the 134th Session underway in Lausanne. The Session that India has proposed for Mumbai could be the site of the host election for the 2030 Olympic Winter Games, […] The post India Bids To Host 2023 IOC Session In Mumbai appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  9. Reporting From Lausanne, Switzerland – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session has given its unanimous approval for the sport of ‘breaking’ (known too as breakdancing) to appear on the Olympic program for the first time at Paris 2024. It could join other proposed sports including climbing, skateboarding and surfing if the IOC Executive Board finalizes the […] The post Breakdancing One ‘Drop’ Away From Paris 2024 Olympic Games appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  10. Reporting From Lausanne, Switzerland – International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach Monday was quick to compliment both winning and losing 2026 Olympic bids from Milan-Cortina in Italy and Stockholm-Åre in Sweden for leveraging Agenda 2020 and New Norm reforms to propose sustainable hosting concepts. “I would like to congratulate Milan Cortina for this victory,” […] The post IOC President Bach Blames Stockholm Åre 2026 Loss On Lower Public Support appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  11. Reporting From Lausanne, Switzerland – Italy’s Milan-Cortina Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games bid has been elected by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to host the world’s biggest winter sports event in 2026. The vote, held during the 134th IOC Session being held at the SwissTech Convention Center in Lausanne, Switzerland, put the regional Italian project ahead […] The post Breaking: Milan-Cortina Wins 2022 Olympic And Paralympic Winter Games Bid appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  12. Reporting from Lausanne, Switzerland – Both 2026 Olympic Winter Games bids claimed Monday that they passed through the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Technical Presentation and question and answer period unscathed. The Stockholm Åre 2026 bid led by Richard Brisius and Milan-Cortina headed by Giovanni Malago both reported similar questions that were asked by IOC members. Those […] The post Both 2026 Winter Olympic Bid Claim Technical Presentations A Success appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  13. Reporting From Lausanne, Switzerland – Bids to host the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games will need to convince 42 International Olympic Committee (IOC) voters to cast ballots in their favour to guarantee that they’ll host the Games. Italian entry Milan-Cortina and Sweden’s Stockholm Åre are battling head-to-head Monday afternoon at the 134th IOC Session in […] The post Magic Number Is 42 Votes To Win 2026 Olympic Bid appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  14. Reporting From Lausanne, Switzerland – The head of Italy’s Milan-Cortina 2026 Olympic bid left a bilateral meeting with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Sunday claiming that his proposed project is unbeatable. “It is not possible to have an offer better than Milan-Cortina, Lombardy and Veneto,” Giovanni Malagò, who is also President of the Italian Olympic Committee […] The post A Better Bid “Not Possible” Says Milan-Cortina 2026 Olympic Bid Chief appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  15. Reporting From Lausanne, Switzerland – Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria arrived in Lausanne Sunday with her husband Prince Daniel, both hoping to deliver a message to International Olympic Committee (IOC) members that underlines Sweden’s commitment to delivering exactly what the IOC wants for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Princess Victoria is part of a high-level […] The post Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria Says Stockholm Åre 2026 Olympic Bid Can Deliver Exactly What The IOC Asks appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  16. Reporting From Lausanne, Switzerland – The 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Games bid process, like all recent races since International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach was elected in 2013, has been an endurance contest, with little other movement. But once the bid teams began to arrive in Switzerland, all of that changed. Six cities applied to […] The post BidWeek: Suddenly, There’s A 2026 Olympic Bid Race That Candidates Want To Win appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  17. Reporting from Lausanne, Switzerland – Organizers of the Stockholm Åre 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games bid received critical good news just two days before the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is set to choose between Sweden’s bid and a joint Milan-Cortina candidate from Italy to host the Games in 2026. According to a new survey […] The post New Poll Shows Strong, Growing Support For Stockholm Åre 2026 Olympic Bid appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  18. [NOTE: This page will be updated in real-time should the schedule change.] Reporting From Lausanne, Switzerland – On Monday, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is set to elect a host city for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Many of the the events on the final day leading up to the announcement of the winner […] The post How To Watch The 2026 Olympic Winter Games Bid Election: Full Schedule appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  19. Reporting from Lausanne, Switzerland – Heading into the final sprint ahead of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) election of the host for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Stockholm Åre bid Chief Richard Brisius claims his team has checked all the boxes and is ready to defeat Italian rival Milan-Cortina. On Monday, about 85 IOC […] The post Stockholm Åre 2026 Olympic Bid Chief Believes Sweden Will Become The Powerful Heart Of The Olympic Movement appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  20. Reporting From Lausanne, Switzerland – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board Thursday lifted a ban imposed on India in February, clearing a path for the nation to bid for the 2032 Olympics and other Olympic-related events including the 2026 Youth Olympic Games. “We have received the assurances of the Indian government that they will […] The post India Gets Green Light From IOC To Bid For 2032 Olympics After Suspension Lifted appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  21. Reporting From Lausanne, Switzerland – International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach warned Thursday that the IOC could find itself among the Olympic bid ‘losers’ unless proposed changes to the site selection process are approved by the IOC Session membership next week. A special working group led by Australian member John Coates has proposed a […] The post IOC Counts Itself Among The Olympic Bid ‘Losers’ If Process Does Not Change appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  22. Reporting From Lausanne, Switzerland – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board has moved to recommend both Sweden’s 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games bid from Stockholm Åre and its rival Italy’s Milan-Cortina to Monday’s election ballot at the 134th IOC Session in Lausanne, Switzerland. The two bids are the only remaining in the 2026 bid […] The post IOC Executive Board Approves Both Stockholm Åre And Milan-Cortina 2026 Olympic Bids To Election Ballot appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  23. Reporting from Lausanne, Switzerland – Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will lead a powerful delegation representing the Stockholm Åre 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Games bid next week in Lausanne, Switzerland that will also include Crown Princess Victoria, the heir apparent to Sweden’s current head of state. On Monday the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will elect its 2026 […] The post Swedish PM Löfven Will Lead Stockholm Åre 2026 Olympic Bid Delegation In Lausanne Ahead Of Vote appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  24. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte will reportedly attend Monday’s International Olympic Committee (IOC) vote to elect a host city for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. According to Reuters, an Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) source has revealed that Conte will travel to Lausanne, Switzerland Monday to support a joint Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo bid […] The post Italian Prime Minister Conte To Attend Olympic Bid Vote In Support Of Milan-Cortina 2026 appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  25. BidWeek, Reporting From Toronto, Canada – Next Monday, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will elect its host for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games – 14 months after officially accepting seven applications from interested cities. That may sound like a long time, but this process has progressed with relative lightning speed and in shorter time than recent […] The post BidWeek: How Sweden And Italy Became Unlikely Finalists To Host The Winter Olympics In 2026 appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
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