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  1. A group of athletes in South Australia have continued to push for a chance to bid for the 2026 Commonwealth Games despite Hamilton in Canada having the first right of refusal to host the quadrennial event. The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) made the offer to Hamilton earlier this year after Adelaide initially dropped its bid, […] The post Australia Remains In Hunt To Host 2026 Commonwealth Games Despite Hamilton’s ‘Exclusive Opportunity’ appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  2. The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has selected China’s Wei Jizhong to Chair the nine-member Evaluation Committee tasked to vet bids to host the 2030 Asian Games. The 84-year-old OCA Executive Board member and Honorary Life President was named head of the committee by OCA President Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah Wednesday in Kuwait. Wei was […] The post Wei To Chair Asian Games Evaluation Committee As Riyadh And Doha Battle To Host In 2030 appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  3. Hamilton City Councilors expressed dismay Monday that the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) is encouraging the city to bid for the 2026 edition of the Games instead of the originally planned 2030 centennial event in the Canadian city. Councilors had the opportunity to question CGF CEO David Grevemberg after a presentation during a General Issues Committee […] The post Hamilton City Council Pushes Back On 2026 Commonwealth Games Bid As Australia and India Said To Have Expressed Interest appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  4. Indonesia’s National Olympic Committee has urged its government to extend its full support to a 2032 Olympic bid from Capital Jakarta. The renewed push to pursue the Games comes after Qatar last week announced it would enter the race joining other campaigns from Brisbane in Australia, India, China and Germany. A joint bid from North […] The post Indonesian Government Urged To Support Jakarta 2032 Olympic Bid As Qatar Enters Fierce Race appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  5. Qatar has entered the growing race to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games as early as 2032, the Gulf nation’s national Olympic Committee announced Monday after sending a letter to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) indicating it seeks to host the first Games in the Middle East. Joining nations interested in hosting in 2032 including […] The post Qatar Launches Bid To Host Olympic Games As Early As 2032 appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  6. The average cost of bidding to host the Olympic Winter Games in 2026 dropped by 80 percent from the previous cycle, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced Friday and it was further claimed “15 parties” have expressed interest in hosting various events. IOC President Thomas Bach and Commission Chairs made the claims during the organization’s […] The post Olympic Bid Budgets Have Dropped By 80 Percent And 15 Parties Are Lined Up To Host , IOC Claims appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  7. Amid disruptions to international sports calendars due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has decided to postpone the 2022 Youth Olympic Games – already scheduled to take place in Dakar, Senegal – to 2026. The decision was made Wednesday by IOC President Thomas Bach during an Executive Board meeting after he received […] The post IOC Postpones Dakar 2022 Youth Olympic Games To 2026 Amid Pandemic appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  8. City Council in Hamilton, Canada will listen to a new presentation from the 2026 Commonwealth Games bid team in August just weeks ahead of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) deadline to secure government support for the proposed event. Councilors had been behind a bid to host the 2030 centennial edition of the Games that was […] The post Skeptical City Council To Hear New Pitch From Hamilton 2026 Commonwealth Games Bid Committee In August appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  9. The Hamilton 2026 Commonwealth Games bid committee has been given a September deadline by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) to secure necessary government support for the Games. In a letter addressed to the Canada’s bid for the Games, the CGF said that it has been working “exclusively with [Commonwealth Sport Canada (CSC)] on plans to […] The post Commonwealth Games Federation Sets September Deadline For Hamilton 2026 Games Bid appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  10. A joint bid from Australia and New Zealand has been awarded the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup (WWC), defeating its only rival Colombia on Thursday. FIFA Council made the decision by vote held during an online teleconference due to the global coronavirus pandemic. The joint bid was an overwhelming favorite to get the nod from […] The post Australia And New Zealand Win 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup Bid appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  11. The Japan Football Association (JFA) Monday gave up its bid to host the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup after determining that the project was already out of the running. The surprise move leaves a heavily favored joint Australia and New Zealand bid as the likely winner over underdog Colombia when the FIFA Council holds an […] The post Australia And New Zealand Poised To Host 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup As Japan Drops Out Of Running appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  12. The Vice President of the Turkish National Olympic Committee (TNOC) Hazan Arat said last week “Istanbul should be a candidate city for the 2032 Summer Olympic Games.” “This objective must not be abandoned,” Arat, who also serves on the Executive Boards of the European Olympic Committees (EOC) and World Athletics told the Anadolu Agency. Arat […] The post Turkish Sport Official Calls For Istanbul 2032 Olympic Bid appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  13. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has confirmed that it will wait until Australia and other nations are ready to continue with their Olympic bids while they step back during the current coronavirus pandemic. Last week the Premier of Australia’s South East Queensland Annastacia Palaszczuk announced her state’s bid to host the 2032 Olympic Games would […] The post IOC To Resume 2032 Olympic Bid Discussions With Australia ‘At The Appropriate Time’ appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  14. Australia’s 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games bid from Southeast Queensland has been stopped in its tracks by the coronavirus pandemic, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk revealed Friday in Parliament. In the letter tabled to Parliament the Premier said the bid was to be put “on hold” for an undetermined period while the global community fights against COVID-19, […] The post Australia’s SEQ 2032 Olympic Bid Officially Put ‘On Hold’ Amid Pandemic appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  15. An Australian Federal Member of Parliament has called for an end to the Southeast Queensland 2032 Olympic Games bid (SEQ 2032), describing the initiative as a “stupid idea.” MP Bob Katter who represents the fringe right-wing Katter’s Australian Party (KAP) wants all work on Australia’s bid, the first since Sydney hosted the Games in 2000, […] The post Australian MP Calls For End Of ‘Stupid’ Olympic Bid From Brisbane During Pandemic appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  16. Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) officials hope the release of a new report this coming Wednesday will help convince the Canadian government, as well as municipal and provincial partners, to support a Hamilton 2026 Commonwealth Games bid amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Hamilton 100 bid committee has been asked by the CGF to consider hosting the […] The post CGF Pitches Hamilton 2026 Commonwealth Games As A Tool For Regional Pandemic Recovery appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  17. A new report to be released Wednesday by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) boasts that recent host cities have shown consistent economic boosts of over £1 billion (USD $1.2 billion) as well as increased tourism, accelerated capital investment and social benefits including increased participation in community and elite sports. The 226-page study conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers […] The post Commonwealth Games Worth Over USD $1.2 Billion To Host Cities: Report appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  18. The host of the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2023 will be revealed June 25, the world football governing organization announced Thursday amid concerns that the COVID-19 pandemic might delay the process. The decision will be made during an online meeting of the FIFA Council and will remain “objective and transparent.” The announcement was originally […] The post FIFA 2023 Women’s World Cup Host To Be Named June 25 appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  19. Officials representing the Olympic Committee of Thailand will officially signal the launch of a 2026 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) bid next week in a letter of interest to the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Governor the Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT) Kongsak Yodmanee will put forward Bangkok and nearby Chonburi Province as joint applicants to host […] The post Thailand To Launch 2026 Youth Olympic Games Bid With Letter To IOC Next Week appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  20. International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach said Thursday that ongoing discussions continue with multiple cities interested in hosting the 2032 Olympics and 2030 Olympic Winter Games, even as the COVID-19 pandemic ravages the major sport calendar worldwide and has delayed the Tokyo 2020 Games until 2021. When asked during a teleconference following the first-ever […] The post IOC Credits Recent Reforms For Strength Of Olympic Bid Races Amid Pandemic appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  21. India’s sport officials are committed to ramping up an aggressive 2032 Olympic Games bid, but not until after the current coronavirus pandemic shutdown ends. Plans include a run at the 2026 Youth Olympic Games and hosting the International Olympic Committee (IOC) All-members session in Mumbai in 2023 as crucial parts of an overall sports roadmap […] The post India Plans To Revive 2032 Olympic Games Bid After Coronavirus Shutdown appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  22. Rival capitals Doha and Riyadh are set to compete to host the Asian Games in 2030, the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) announced Thursday. Applications and government support documents were received from Qatar and Saudi Arabia before the Wednesday deadline qualifying the cities as the only two contenders to host the largest multi-sport event after […] The post Doha And Riyadh To Face Off In Bids To Host 2030 Asian Games appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  23. Hamilton in Canada has been given “first and sole consideration” to become host of the Commonwealth Games in 2026, CEO Brian MacPherson of Commonwealth Sport Canada (CSC) told GamesBids.com Wednesday. Lacking the emergence of bidders from other nations, the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) has offered Hamilton a short and exclusive window to negotiate the host […] The post CGF Offers Hamilton ‘First and Sole Consideration’ To Host Commonwealth Games In 2026 appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  24. Commonwealth Sport Canada (CSC) has selected the city of Hamilton as Canada’s nomination to bid for either the 2030 or 2026 edition of the Games, the organization confirmed last week. In a video conference held with the Hamilton 100 bid group, CSC officials said Hamilton would become Canada’s bidder, and work would continue to determine […] The post Hamilton Could Pivot 2030 Commonwealth Games Bid To 2026; Calgary Out Of Race appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  25. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has committed to awarding the next three unscheduled Olympics – the 2030 and 2034 Winter Games and 2032 Summer Games – by the end of this calendar year. An unnamed IOC source has revealed that despite the intense effort that will be required to reorganized the Tokyo 2020 Olympics now […] The post IOC To Award 2030, 2032 and 2034 Winter and Summer Games This Year appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
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