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  1. Regions looking to host the Olympic Winter Games in 2030 have now been given loose expectations on when they can expect the bid race to end. At the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) 139th Session held in Lausanne, Switzerland Friday IOC Director General Christophe De Kepper revealed for the first time that the hopeful target for […] The post IOC reveals for first time it could be “in position” to elect 2030 Winter Olympics host next May appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  2. The Barcelona and Pyrenees bid to host the 2030 Olympic Winter Games has until this Friday (May 20) to resolve its differences, Spanish Olympic Committee (COE) President Alejandro Blanco imposed if his quest to host the major quadrennial sport event is to be successful. Jurisdictional leaders within the regional bid in Spain have been at […] The post Opposition and internal strife put Barcelona 2030 Winter Olympic bid on thin ice appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  3. London has opened discussions with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) with the goal of hosting a record fourth Olympic Games in 2036 or 2040. Mayor of the British capital, Sadiq Khan, made the revelation Monday in New York City while on a five day trip to boost post-pandemic tourism in his city. “We’re working on […] The post London in talks with IOC to host record fourth Olympic Games: Mayor appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  4. As the International Olympic Committee (IOC) searches for the host of the 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games under new site selection protocols introduced in 2019, it remains unclear whether interested bidders have the expanded flexibility the IOC claims, or if Olympic officials have tightened control over the process and simply cloaked it in secrecy. […] The post Vancouver 2030 says new process helps with Olympic bid public engagement, even amid secrecy appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  5. Sapporo appears to be the next stop on a tour of potential 2030 Winter Olympics hosts by an International Olympic Committee (IOC) team of inspectors that will visit to assess the feasibility of proposed venues for the Games. According to Kyodo News, the three-person team that examined venues around Salt Lake City in late April and […] The post Sapporo 2030 to receive IOC’s Winter Olympics technical team by end of May appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  6. International Olympic Committee (IOC) Vice President Juan Antonio Samaranch this week urged Hungary to continue to pursue its goal to host the Olympic Games. Visiting Budapest to observe the Modern Pentathlon World Cup underway in the capital, Samaranch singled out the nation as one of the top European prospects for hosting a future Games. “When […] The post IOC Vice President urges Hungary to bid for Olympic Games appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  7. Technical experts from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) are scheduled to visit Vancouver starting Sunday to consult with the feasibility team exploring a possible 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games bid in British Columbia. Currently in Salt Lake City touring venues being proposed for a Games bid in the Utah capital, the three-person delegation will […] The post IOC technical team to visit Vancouver 2030 Winter Olympic bid next week appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  8. A technical delegation representing the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is scheduled to touch down in Utah Tuesday ahead of a three-day inspection of the Salt Lake City 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games bid set to run Wednesday to Friday. The IOC’s Future Host Commission members led by Octavian Morariu are expected to visit proposed […] The post IOC visiting Salt Lake City while Spain’s 2030 Olympic bid technical inspection postponed due to “insurmountable differences” appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  9. The 2025 Invictus Games have been awarded to Vancouver and Whistler in Canada, it was announced Friday by The Duke of Sussex Prince Harry in The Hague, Netherlands. The annual multi-sport event for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women held since 2014 will for the first time include winter sports on the program. The […] The post Vancouver and Whistler elected to host 2025 Invictus Games incorporating winter adaptive sports appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  10. Vancouver is now in the running to join 15 other cities when Canada, Mexico and the United States host the 2026 FIFA World Cup. World Football governing body FIFA announced Thursday that the Canadian city’s candidacy will now be accepted following the complete submission of necessary documentation and a successful inspection site visit by FIFA […] The post Vancouver bid to host 2026 World Cup matches accepted by FIFA appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  11. The City of Sapporo and the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) will launch a new committee next month aimed at promoting the 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Games bid. Sapporo Mayor Katsuhiro Akimoto revealed plans Wednesday to establish the Hokkaido-Sapporo 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Promotion Committee with the intent to reach the business and sports communities and […] The post Sapporo to launch committee to back 2030 Winter Olympics bid appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  12. A motion to allow constituents to vote on the possibility of a Vancouver 2030 Winter Olympic bid was left on city council floor Tuesday after it failed to receive a seconder. Vancouver city councilor Colleen Hardwick first forwarded the motion to hold a plebiscite last month but pulled it from the agenda at the last […] The post Vancouver city council rejects motion to hold vote on 2030 Winter Olympic bid appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  13. After persevering through several setbacks, the Commonwealth Games Federation CGF) has named the state of Victoria in Australia the host region for the 2026 Commonwealth Games with the Host Contract being signed Tuesday. The Australian city had been singled out as the only candidate in February and went through intensive due diligence by the Commonwealth […] The post Victoria, Australia named regional host of 2026 Commonwealth Games appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  14. Copenhagen’s city councilor for culture and leisure is proposing the Danish capital bid to host the 2036 Olympic Games. Mia Nyegaard of the Social Liberal party Radikale claims her city can address long-term sustainable urban development goals while organizing a low-cost edition of the event. In an interview with Berlingske newspaper Monday Nyegaard said she […] The post City politician considers sustainable Copenhagen 2036 Olympic bid on a small budget appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  15. Spain’s embattled 2030 Winter Olympics bid will face its first critical milestone July 24 when citizens across nine counties will head to the polls to weigh in on the proposed project. Due to internal political conflicts and regional disparities, the decision signed by Catalan president Pere Aragonès Monday supports two individual votes to be held […] The post Catalonians will head to the polls July 24 to decide future of Pyrenees-Barcelona 2030 Winter Olympics bid appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  16. When the International Olympic Committeee (IOC) selects a host for the 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, the winning bidder may not be revealed to the public. The IOC is currently in a dialogue with multiple bids to host the event with a final decision expected later this year or next. But GamesBids.com has learned […] The post IOC unlikely to reveal the winner of the 2030 Olympic Winter Games bid appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  17. It seems there was an error in the ISG report as it mentioned the municipal election was to be held in November - but it remains October 15. The changes considered so far are making this a "special ballot question" as opposed to a plebiscite.
  18. The Vancouver city council motion to prepare a plebiscite over the possible Vancouver 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Games bid was unexpectedly cancelled Tuesday by its originator, before any debate on the matter. Councillor Colleen Hardwick, who has been opposed to the bid for a second Games in Vancouver, cancelled her motion that first appeared in […] The post Motion to hold public vote on Vancouver 2030 Olympic bid withdrawn by city councilor appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  19. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) could narrow down candidates to host the 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games by the end of this year and elect a winner in the summer of 2023 claimed United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) chair Susanne Lyons Monday. Speaking during a conference call following the USOPC board of […] The post Salt Lake City 2030 Olympic bid in “very, very good shape” with decision expected “next year” USOPC chair claims appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  20. Vancouver city council could put the fate of the city’s 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games bid in the hands of constituents when it debates the possibility of a plebiscite at next Tuesday’s council meeting. According to the motion introduced by Colleen Hardwick, a councilor who had been vocally opposed to a bid when it […] The post Vancouver City Council scheduled to debate possible plebiscite over 2030 Olympic bid appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  21. Spanish Olympic Committee (COE) president Alejandro Blanco confirmed Wednesday that plans for a Madrid 2036 Olympic Games bid have been abandoned on the advice of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) who believe Spain will have a better shot at hosting the 2030 Winter Games instead. “I have had several meetings with the mayor of Madrid […] The post Spain abandons Madrid 2036 Olympic bid to focus on possible Pyrenees-Barcelona 2030 Winter Games appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  22. Residents in Sapporo and across Hokkaido prefecture have indicated support for Japan’s 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Games bid according to the results of a new poll released by government officials Wednesday. According to the survey published March 14, 52 percent of postal mail respondents are either “in favor” or “somewhat in favor” of “holding the […] The post Majority support Sapporo 2030 Winter Olympics bid according to new preliminary poll appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  23. Two-time Winter Olympian in Alpine Skiing Mònica Bosch was named coordinator of the Pyrenees-Barcelona 2032 Olympic Winter Games bid last week and will be charged with leading the technical team as it builds a proposal for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to be delivered later this year. Bosch, who has led the Catalan Winter Sports […] The post Controversial key leadership appointment further destabilizes Pyrenees-Barcelona 2030 Winter Olympic bid appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  24. Organizers in 17 cities across the United States are waiting for a final announcement from FIFA that will tell them if their cities will stage matches for the 2026 Football World Cup. The final word is expected in April or May with only about 11 of those cities expected to make the list. President of […] The post “The sky will be the limit” Houston 2026 President says if chosen FIFA World Cup host appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  25. Ukraine has continued to prepare a bid to host the 2030 Olympic Winter Games despite escalating tensions due to the Russian buildup of troops along the border, sport minister Vadym Huttsait said Friday. Last year Huttsait declared Ukraine’s entry into the 2030 Olympic bid race and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy later confirmed ambitions with International […] The post Ukraine reaffirms 2030 Winter Olympics bid in shadow of Russian threat appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
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