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  1. Reporting from Milan, Italy – Latvia’s Prime Minister Arturs Krisjanis Karins pledged support to the Stockholm Åre 2026 Olympic Winter Games bid in a letter to the Latvian Olympic Committee, it was announced Friday. A key sliding venue in Latvia’s Sigulda is proposed to host bobsleigh, luge and skeleton at a possible Games in Sweden. The […] The post Olympic Bid Partner Latvia’s Prime Minister Pledges Support To Stockholm Åre 2026 appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  2. Reporting From Milan, Italy – Italian officials hope to open a Milan-Cortina 2026 Olympic Winter Games in Milan’s iconic 80,000 seat San Siro Stadium, but they’ll have to find a way to get athletes to and from the venue from various parts of Northern Italy first. The Italian Olympic bid is hosting a group of International […] The post IOC Says “We’ll Find A Way” To Get All Athletes To Milan-Cortina 2026 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  3. Reporting from Milan, Italy – Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte today signed a letter confirming his government’s backing of the Milan-Cortina 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games bid. Along with guaranteeing to provide health and security, visa support, protection of human rights and other essential services – the government has agreed to support infrastructure projects, especially […] The post Italian Prime Minister Conte Signs Guarantee For Milan-Cortina 2026 Winter Olympics Bid appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  4. Reporting From Livigno, Italy – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed Wednesday that Sweden’s Stockholm-Åre 2026 Olympic Winter Games bid has yet to communicate with them about government guarantees since wrapping up an Evaluation Commission site visit March 16. Speaking from Livigno during a similar visit to Italy to inspect the Milano-Cortina 2026 bid, IOC Executive […] The post IOC Says Sweden Silent On 2026 Olympic Bid Guarantees As Milano-Cortina Set To Win Support appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  5. Reporting from Livigno, Italy – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) 2026 Olympic Bid Evaluation Commission arrived in Venice Monday and has so far logged about 870 km traveling through Northern Italy and even into nearby Switzerland to visit snow and ice venues proposed for the Milan-Cortina Olympic bid. Before finally arriving in Milan Wednesday evening, the […] The post Emerging Travel Challenges Show Milan-Cortina 2026 Olympic Bid A Work In Progress appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  6. Reporting form Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy – Italy’s Secretary of Sport said Monday that the Milan-Cortina 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games bid won’t need to face a challenging public referendum, even as the national government has agreed to guarantee security costs for the mega-event. “I believe that people in the region strongly back this bid, […] The post Italian Sport Secretary Says Milan-Cortina 2026 Olympic Bid “Doesn’t Need A Referendum” As Momentum Builds appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  7. Reporting from Cavalese, Italy – A USD $53 million plan to revitalize the derelict Eugenio Monti sliding track in Cortina d’Ampezzo has become a driving force behind Italy’s Milan-Cortina 2026 Olympic Winter Games bid. On Tuesday the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission, as part of a five-day site inspection tour of Italy, visited the venue […] The post Cortina d’Ampezzo Anchors Italy’s 2026 Olympic Bid On $53 Million Sliding Track Upgrade appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  8. Reporting from Cavalese, Italy – Italy’s bid for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games has planned to erect a temporary Olympic Village in Cortina d’Ampezzo, and augment a new permanent facility in Livigno with additional temporary units. The strategy is new, and will provide a sustainable and unexpected legacy from the Games. Temporary relocatable units […] The post A Temporary Olympic Village In Cortina d’Ampezzo Improves Sustainability and Legacy Of Milan-Cortina 2026 Olympic Bid appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  9. Reporting from Venice, Italy – The Italian Prime Minister is set to sign a letter of guarantee that it will fully support the Milano-Cortina 2026 Olympic Winter Games bid, it was announced in Venice Monday. Italian Secretary of Sport Giancarlo Giorgetti made the announcement of the government’s commitment to the bid at a press conference at […] The post Breaking: Italian Government Set To Guarantee Milan-Cortina 2026 Olympic Winter Games Bid appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  10. Reporting from Venice, Italy – International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board members at a meeting last week discussed the possibility of ending the Winter Olympics, possibly making the 2034 edition of the Games its last. An anonymous source told GamesBids.com that IOC Executives believe hosting the Olympics in most capable cities in the future may […] The post IOC Considers Ending Winter Olympics After 2034 Edition Amid Climate Change Fears appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  11. Talks were held among Barcelona in Spain, Andorra and the Spanish autonomous community of Aragon with the prospect of launching a 2030 Olympic Winter Games bid centered on the Pyrenees Mountains. Representatives met in Andorra to discuss possible plans. According to Marca the General Secretary of the Sports Federation Union of Catalonia, Gerard Figueras, made […] The post Barcelona Could Join France And Andorra For Pyrenees 2030 Olympic Winter Games Bid appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  12. Government and Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) officials are strategizing to form a common front in order to impress the visiting International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission members who will be inspecting the Milan-Cortina 2026 Winter Games candidacy next week. The IOC team led by Octavian Morariu already visited Sweden earlier this month to evaluate Italy’s […] The post Italian Officials Focus On Making A Good Impression On IOC Ahead Of Milan-Cortina 2026 Olympic Bid Evaluation Commission Visit Next Week appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  13. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thursday announced that it has selected Athens. Greece as a possible host city for its 2021 all-members Session. IOC Communications Director Christian Klaue said following an Executive Board meeting being held in Lausanne, “the IOC EB has asked the administration to undergo a feasibility study to have the IOC Session […] The post Athens Targeted To Host 2021 International Olympic Committee Session appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  14. Breakdancing, also known as breaking, reached a critical milestone Wednesday on its path to inclusion at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games when the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board recommended the sport to the IOC Session in June. Along with the sports of climbing, skateboarding and surfing – breaking will need a rubberstamping by the […] The post Breakdancing Recommended As New Sport At Paris 2024 Olympics By IOC Executive Board appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  15. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced Wednesday that it will form a five-member working group to define the next steps in the reformation of the troubled Olympic site selection bid process. Speaking from the organization’s Executive Board meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland, IOC President Thomas Bach confirmed that the group has been given an open mandate […] The post IOC Forms Working Group To Retool Troubled Olympic Bid Process appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  16. Romanian officials have signed a letter of intent to put forward Brașov as a candidate city to host the 2024 Winter Youth Olympic Games, marking the nation’s second straight bid to host the quadrennial event for those aged 14 to 18. The announcement was made Sunday (March 24) after productive discussions among Romanian Olympic and […] The post Brașov Named Romanian Candidate For 2024 Winter Youth Olympic Games Bid appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  17. BidWeek, Reporting From Stockholm, Sweden – This week Sweden hosted the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission for a five-day inspection of the Stockholm-Åre 2026 Olympic bid. I think. This, the most significant milestone in any Olympic bid process, has in the past served as an opportunity for the IOC to really get to know […] The post BidWeek: IOC Nudges Door Open During Stockholm-Åre 2026 Olympic Bid Visit, But Swedes Are Left In The Dark appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  18. A joint bid by North and South Korea to host the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games may have stumbled on a hurdle Friday. From Seoul, AP has reported that North Korea has removed its staff from a joint-liaison office near the demilitarization zone separating the two countries that are still technically at war. Officials in North […] The post Joint Korean 2032 Olympic Bid At Risk As The North Takes A Step Back appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  19. A 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games bid by Australia’s South-east Queensland and led by Brisbane would be an important catalyst to much-needed transportation improvements in the region, and could leverage existing facilities to cut other costs – this according to a commissioned feasibility report released Thursday by French company Lagadere. The 265-page report outlines a […] The post Feasibility Study Supports A Brisbane 2032 Olympic Bid That Could Cost AUD $5.3 Billion appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  20. A new study released Thursday by La Sapienza University in Rome claims Italy’s economy will grow should the nation host the Olympic Games in 2026. Commissioned by the government to address the Milan-Cortina Winter Olympics bid, the study noted that the Games “will contribute positively to the growth of the economy.” according to ANSA. The […] The post New Study Claims A Milan-Cortina 2026 Winter Olympics Will Boost Italy’s GDP appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  21. Organizers in Japan Wednesday unveiled a cherry blossom themed torch that will carry the Olympic flame from Athens to Tokyo in a relay set to start in exactly one year. As the centrepiece for the Tokyo 2020 torch relay, the pink-gold 1.2 kg and 710 cm torch features five sakura petals cut in its […] The post Cherry Blossom Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Unveiled, Will “Light Our Way To The Future” appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  22. I love the torch design - nice mix of classic and modern.
  23. Reporting From Stockholm, Sweden – New poll results announced by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on the final day of the organization’s inspection of Sweden’s Olympic bid revealed public support for Stockholm-Åre 2026 is on the rise. A February poll commissioned by the IOC and taken by Publicis showed that 55 percent across Sweden support the bid, […] The post Public Support On The Rise In Sweden For Stockholm-Åre 2026 Olympic Bid appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  24. The poll was commissioned by the IOC but conducted by reputable third-party Publicus.
  25. Reporting From Stockholm, Sweden – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) bid evaluation team leaves Sweden Saturday pleased with the results of a five day visit to Åre, Falun and capital Stockholm after inspecting venues and reviewing plans to host the nation’s first-ever Olympic Winter Games. Evaluation Commission Chair Octavian Morariu said from the Stockholm Epicenter […] The post IOC Says “Work Needs To Be Done” But Is Pleased With Stockholm-Åre 2026 Olympic Bid After Five-Day Visit appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
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