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  1. 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 […] The post IOC President Bach Says Australia’s 2032 Olympic Bid Could Be Elected Early appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  2. 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, […] The post Government Decision To Pursue Queensland 2032 Olympic Bid Possible By December appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  3. 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 […] The post Beijing 2022 Introduces Panda And Lantern Child As Olympic And Paralympic Mascots appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  4. 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 […] The post Australia’s Bid Hopes To Make “The Greatest Pitch The Olympic Movement Has Ever Seen” appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  5. 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 […] The post Cricket’s Bid To Be Included At 2028 Olympics Unlikely To Succeed appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  6. 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 […] The post Australian PM To Meet 2032 Olympic Bid Leadership This Week Ahead Of IOC Meeting appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  7. 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 […] The post Hamilton Faces Hurdles Ahead Of 2030 Centennial Commonwealth Games Bid For Canada appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  8. 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
  9. 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 […] The post Momentum Grows In Australia As Queensland Funds Study To Examine Possible 2032 Olympic Games Bid appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  10. 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 […] The post Ukraine Sets focus On Future Olympic Games Bid appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  11. 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 […] The post Indian Government Yet To Approve Potential 2032 Olympic Bid As Race Emerges appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  12. 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
  13. 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 […] The post IOC Members Bubka, Popov Deny Rio 2016 Olympic Bid Vote Buying Allegations As IOC Investigates appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
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