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  1. The City of Sapporo received a 35 cm snowfall earlier this week, finally giving the Japanese city a wintry feel – but too late for the popular Snow Festival that was held earlier in the month that annually boosts tourism with entertainment, sports events and elaborate ice sculptures. A snow drought that had left the […]

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  2. Former CEO of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games John Furlong Thursday urged the business community to back a bid to host again in 2030. Inspired by the 10th anniversary memories of the 2010 edition, Furlong discussed his vision for a second Games in front of the Vancouver Board of Trade. “I think what’s really […]

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  3. A Hamilton city council committee voted 10-3 Wednesday to endorse the Canadian city’s bid to host the 100th anniversary Commonwealth Games in 2030. The city council is expected to rubber-stamp the endorsement letter February 26 clearing a path for the bid to meet a March 9 ‘phase 2’ Commonwealth Games Canada (CGC) deadline for submitting […]

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  4. Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) President John Coates this week failed to cool opposition by populist One Nation Party to a Queensland 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games bid. Coates traveled to Brisbane Tuesday to meet with party leader Senator Pauline Hanson who has lashed out at the Olympic bid, claiming the project will run over budget […]

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  5. BidWeek, Reporting From Toronto, Canada –  This week, gears were set into motion that will lead to Salt Lake City being elected to host the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in 2034. Not in 2030. Not even with a bid, per se. The athletes of the world will be invited to Salt Lake City, Utah […]

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  6. Utah’s Governor Gary Herbert and Salt Lake City’s new Mayor Erin Mendenhall Wednesday announced the formation of an Olympic bid committee organized to negotiate with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to host a future Winter Olympics. The group will be formally known as the “Salt Lake City-Utah Committee for the Games”, a joint project at […]

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  7. Ukrainian Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk has confirmed that work is underway to assess the feasibility of a future joint Olympic Games bid with Belarus. According to the RBC Ukraine news agency Honcharuk was candid with comments about a possible Olympic bid during a meeting Tuesday to discuss Ukraine’s preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. “The idea […]

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  8. BidWeek – Reporting From Toronto, Canada – When information is scarce, a single sentence can be amplified exponentially – and mean different things. That’s what happened this week when Australian radio presenter Ben Fordham asked former International Olympic Committee (IOC) Vice President John Coates to list the potential rivals to the 2032 Olympic Games bid from Australia’s […]

    The post BidWeek: Is India’s 2032 Olympic Bid In, Or Out? Why Transparency Matters With New IOC Process appeared first on GamesBids.com.

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  9. India has abandoned its bid to host the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games, International Olympic Committee (IOC) Vice President John Coates said Tuesday. Speaking on 4BC News Talk Radio in Australia, Coates, who also serves as President of the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC), sized up the emerging bid race that is currently being dominated by a […]

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  10. Athletes and businesses across the Netherlands are quietly discussing the possibility of bidding for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games according to local reports.   “We know that there are initiatives”, Netherlands Olympic Committee (NSF) Anneke van Zanen-Nieberg said, according to Netherlands NU news agency. “These initiatives will always be there and we like that, […]

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  11. Australia’s fringe populist One Nation party continues to fuel opposition to the nation’s dream of hosting its third Olympics with the launch of an online petition against the Queensland 2032 Olympic Games bid. The official petition, posted by Queensland’s only elected One Nation member of parliament Stephen Andrews, calls for the end of the bid […]

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  12. The Japanese city of Sapporo Wednesday received the official approval of the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) to enter a bid to host the 2030 Olympic Winter Games. The JOC nominated the city that hosted the 1972 Winter Olympics during an Executive Board Meeting as a formality after Sapporo was the only city that emerged with […]

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  13. The Mayor of Seoul has called for the end of military drills on the Korean Peninsula to help facilitate a peaceful environment for organizing a proposed joint bid by North and South Korea to host the 2032 Olympic Games. The Capital’s Mayor Park Won-soon Tuesday stressed the urgency of preparing a bid immediately, after plans […]

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  14. Australia’s 2032 Olympic bid from Queensland is set to face political opposition from the right-leaning One Nation Party (ONP) beginning with a billboard campaign this weekend. Led by Senator Pauline Hanson, the ONP will fund and deliver 52 orange billboards across the state of Queensland with Hanson’s image and the message “2032 Brisbane Olympics, regional […]

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  15. Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi said Tuesday that a private group of citizens have been preparing a bid to host the Commonwealth Games in 2026. According to CBC Nenshi is open to the idea of bringing Commonwealth athletes to Alberta in Canada for the quadrennial event, but he is unsure if there will be funding available. “They […]

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  16. Spain’s newly appointed Minister of Culture and Sport José Manuel Rodríguez Uribes will launch an exploration of a potential Madrid 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games bid. Upon taking office Monday, Rodríguez Uribes’s office announced he will begin work to pass the nation’s newly drafted sport law, reform the elite athlete development program and examine bids […]

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  17. Indonesia’s sport officials are ramping up plans for a 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games bid and have announced plans to develop infrastructure that will help develop more successful athletes. Specifically, Indonesia’s National Olympic Committee (NOC) Chief Raja Sapta Oktohari outlined plans to construct a training facility consistent with those he saw during recent visits to […]

    The post Indonesia To Focus On Athlete Training, Facilities And Flood Prevention In Preparation For Jakarta 2032 Olympic Bid appeared first on GamesBids.com.

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  18. Three regions have engaged with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to discuss hosting future Winter Olympics, according to the organization’s Future Host Commission for Winter Games. Commission Chair Octavian Morariu told the IOC Session in Lausanne, Switzerland Friday that Sapporo in Japan, Salt Lake City in the United States and Pyrenees-Barcelona in Spain have each […]

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  19. Six years after South Korea staged the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games, younger Olympians will return to compete for Gold in many of the same events. On Friday International Olympic Committee (IOC) members voted 79-2 to award the 2024 Winter Youth Olympic Games to Gangwon Provnce, utilizing familiar venues in PyeongChang and Gangneung.  This fourth edition […]

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  20. International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach Thursday expressed confidence in the Sapporo 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games bid, providing an early boost for the Japanese campaign. “There can be no doubt Sapporo could organize excellent Winter Olympic Games – they have already done so,” Bach said from Lausanne, Switzerland on the sidelines of […]

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  21. South Korea’s Gangwon Province will be awarded the 2024 edition of the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Friday when International Olympic Committee (IOC) members are scheduled to rubber-stamp a decision made by the organization’s Executive Board Wednesday. IOC Members who are gathered in the Olympic Capital of Lausanne, Switzerland where the third edition of the […]

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  22. Indonesian Olympic officials have entered the New Year with a clear strategy to ramp up its fledgling 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games bid and to reduce the early lead taken by Australian rivals in the race. Indonesian Olympic Committee (KOI) Chief Raja Sapta Oktohari said in Jakarta Tuesday that his nations’ athletes a preparing for […]

    The post Indonesia To Ramp Up 2032 Olympic Games Bid By Campaigning At Tokyo 2020 Games appeared first on GamesBids.com.

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  23. Due to take place in February 2021, the Sweden Special Olympics World Winter Games have been canceled due to loss of Federal funding, it was announced Friday. According to a Special Olympics statement, this is the first time the Games will be forced to look for a new host this close to the scheduled event. […]

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  24. GamesBids.com presents the twelfth annual Top Ten list of Olympic Bid Stories for 2019. These stories impacted the course of Olympic host city bids, or the Olympic bid process, and formed interesting plot lines and story arcs for the year.  For the first time, we are presenting it in a single, easy-to-read format – click […]

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