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  1. International Olympic Committee (IOC) Vice President John Coates hinted Thursday that the 2032 Olympic Games could be awarded as early as next year, in 2020 – and he’s pushing for Brisbane in Australia to be named host. “The election by the IOC of the host for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games would normally be […] The post IOC Vice President Hints 2032 Olympic Games Could Be Awarded In 2020, And To Australia appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  2. Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven said his nation is ready to host the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in 2026, and it will be a boost for business and culture in Sweden. As delegations for Sweden’s Stockholm Åre bid and Italy’s Milan Cortina candidate prepare to head to Lausanne, Switzerland for the final host city […] The post Swedish Prime Minister Says “It’s Time” For A Stockholm Åre 2026 Winter Olympics As Leaders Rally Behind Bid appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  3. Several star Olympians and Paralympians are on their way to Lausanne, Switzerland to support their bids to host the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Games ahead of a decisive vote set for next Monday, June 24. Close to 90 International Olympic Committee (IOC) members will be eligible to vote when either a Stockholm Åre proposal from […] The post Star Olympians And Paralympians Head To Lausanne To Support Swedish And Italian Olympic Bids appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  4. The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) is targeting a sharp increase in its athletes’ medal production at Tokyo 2020 and the Olympic Games beyond in order to fuel a bid to host the 2032 edition of the event. IOA president Narinder Batra said Saturday “the target [for 2020] is double-figure medals,” according to The Hindu. “Then, […] The post India Builds Strategy To Bid For 2032 Olympic Games appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  5. A letter published Monday in local newspapers across the nation confirmed unified support by the three regions vying to host Sweden’s first-ever Olympic Winter Games. The letter was co-signed by Regional Executive Council Chairs Irene Svenonius, Mats Gärd and Ulf Berg representing Stockholm, Jämtland Härjedalen and Dalarna – the three regions that have proposed venues […] The post Regions In Sweden Offer Joint Support For Stockholm Åre 2026 Olympic Bid appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  6. Stockholm Åre 2026 observed the United Nations World Environment Day Wednesday by confirming the Swedish Olympic and Paralympic bid’s plan to deliver the first ever climate-positive Games, leveraging a transformational sustainability programme that is driven by Sweden’s global leadership in environmental protection and green innovation. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is scheduled to choose a […] The post Stockholm Åre 2026 Olympic Bid Emphasizes Goal To Deliver First-Ever Climate Positive Games appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Future Olympic bids could be formed among multiple cities, regions or countries – and not just a single city – if the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session approves the proposal at a meeting next month. The IOC Executive Board Wednesday heard the first report from a five-member working group that was formed in March to […] The post IOC Proposes Opening Olympic Bids To Multiple Cities, Regions or Countries As Part Of Sweeping Changes appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. Yes, multiple countries IS mentioned: “Host” does not necessarily refer to a single city, but can also refer to multiple cities/regions/countries
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
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