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  1. A letter endorsed by 32 business and sport leaders in Australia’s Queensland has urged Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to continue moving forward with a 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games bid, as a decisive announcement looms this month. The letter, penned by state capital Brisbane’s Mayor Adrian Schrinner, was prompted by rumours that some cabinet politicians are […]

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  2. Australian Olympic officials were vehement Thursday that New Zealand is not being considered to jointly host venues with Southeast Queensland should Australia move forward and bid to host the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games. On Wednesday Queensland’s tourism minister Kate Jones had let slip that the New Zealand possibility existed when discussing planning efforts with […]

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  3. The Italian government Wednesday named Vincenzo Novari as CEO of the future Milano-Cortina 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games organizing committee. The 60-year-old was elected unanimously by a pre-organizing committee at a meeting of the Italian Sport Ministry in Rome in the presence of Minister Vincenzo Spadafora.  Novari was formerly the CEO of Italian telecommunications […]

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  4. The Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games were re-branded Monday with a new, permanent emblem that will contribute to the look of the Games. Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games logos unveiled at the Grand Rex October 21, 2019During a ceremony at the Grand Rex Theatre in Paris that was highlighted by the presence of […]

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  5. Business and sport entrepreneur Raja Sapta Oktohari was acclaimed as Chair of the Indonesian Sports Committee Wednesday, and he immediately vowed to focus efforts on a 2032 Olympic bid for his country. At the body’s national congress, Oktohari was congratulated by his predecessor Erick Thohir who was behind a letter-of-interest sent by Indonesia President Joko […]

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  6. South Korean President Jae-in Moon Friday reiterated his support for the proposed joint 2032 Olympic Games bid with North Korea. A letter of interest was delivered to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in February underlining the commitment of the two nations to work towards hosting the Games and to accelerate other joint sport programs.  Political relations […]

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  7. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko has backed a possible bid between his nation and Ukraine to host a future Olympic Games. At the Second Forum of Regions of Belarus and Ukraine held in Zhytomyr Friday, Lukashenko endorsed the proposed joint bid after admitting last month that it would be difficult for his country to move forward […]

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  8. Octavian Morariu of Romania and Kristin Kloster Aasen of Norway have been named chairs of Future Host Commissions for the Olympic Games. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board met at Lausanne, Switzerland headquarters Thursday and discussed the creation of the new future host commissions that were mandated by bid reforms approved at the IOC […]

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  9. BidWeek – Reporting From Toronto, Canada –  Recently, anti-Olympics activists have forced massive reform within the Olympic Movement, and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has responded to concerns by significantly changing the way it selects host cities for the Games. The activists have accomplished so many important goals, proving that their efforts are valid, change […]

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  10. Qatar sports officials leveraged an international sport stage to launch their push to host a 2030 Asian Games in Doha. With the backdrop of the World Athletics Championships being held in the capital this week at Khalifa International Stadium, the Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) announced plans for a bid during the Olympic Council of Asia […]

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  11. Sports officials in South Korea announced Tuesday that they are organizing a bid to host the 2024 Winter Youth Olympics across Gangwon Province, leveraging venues and facilities that were used to stage the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games. At a briefing where legacy plans for three remaining Olympic venues were unveiled, Gangwon Governor Choi Moon-soon said […]

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  12. Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said that her government should have what it needs to determine whether to move forward with Australia’s Olympic bid by December this year. She told the Brisbane Times Tuesday that a proposal and feasibility study funded in part by the federal government should be delivered before the end of the year, […]

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  13. A cheerful panda and a welcoming lantern child have been chosen as mascots for the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games it was announced Tuesday at the Shougang Ice Hockey Arena in China’s capital. Representing the Olympics, Bing Dwen Dwen the panda is said to resemble an astronaut “embracing new technologies for a future […]

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  14. International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach warmly welcomed delegates representing Queensland, Australia’s 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games bid Tuesday as the yet-confirmed bid was soft-launched among top officials. Leaders presented what they claim to be efficient plans that would leverage 85 percent existing facilities across South East Queensland to stage the events.  By investing […]

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  15. Australia’s bid to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2032 will take its pitch to Lausanne, Switzerland next week for key meetings with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at the organization’s new headquarters. Federal Member of Parliament Ted O’Brien will represent the Prime Minister as part of the delegation that, he says, will spend […]

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  16. Buoyed by its inclusion Tuesday on the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games program, the sport of cricket has now set a target to join the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Games. The Women’s Twenty20 cricket format is now set to be staged in Birmingham and it will be the first time the sport appears at the quadrennial […]

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  17. Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison is scheduled to meet with Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Brisbane Mayor Adrian Schrinner later this week to further accelerate plans for the state capital and region to bid for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Plans materialized after Palaszczuk committed her government’s support for the proposed bid, a move […]

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  18. During a three-day visit to Hamilton in the Canadian Province of Ontario, Commonwealth Games Canada (CGC) CEO David Grevemberg said the city that hosted the first edition of the Commonwealth Games in 1930 could be a “real contender” to stage the centennial event in 2030. “If the planets are aligned and this looks like something […]

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  19. Officials in Australia are quickly ramping up for a possible 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games bid in Queensland after the state’s Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk committed AUD $10 million (USD $7 million) towards a study that would assess the costs to taxpayers. Palaszczuk Tuesday pledged the funds, matching a federal government contribution made earlier this year […]

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  20. Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy Tuesday advised government officials to prepare a bid to host an upcoming Olympic Games. Zelenskiy, a former comedian who was elected in April to lead Ukraine, hopes to develop necessary sport infrastructure that could be used to stage an Olympics. “We should give a task to our guys, who are looking […]

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  21. Despite strong intentions to bid for the 2026 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) and the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Indian Olympic Association (IOA) officials have yet to submit any proposals to the Indian government to secure necessary approvals to move forward with the projects. The sports ministry advised parliament Thursday that “no proposal has been received […]

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  22. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has followed up Friday on accusations against two of its members who are alleged to have been among nine that sold their votes to support a Rio 2016 Olympic Games bid, and are investigating the sensational claims made in a Brazil court. On Thursday former Rio de Janeiro governor Sérgio […]

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  23. 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 […]

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  24. 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 […]

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  25. 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 […]

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