Report Lviv: is it still alive? in 2030 Olympic Winter Games Bids Posted September 16 Lviv is an interesting option in the sense that it's near the Carpathian Mountains, which have never hosted an OWG. It has a lovely central European charm and beauty that is just different enough from Italy to work, should Sapporo, SLC and Vancouver all fall away. It would probably be in the IOC's better interest to get Sapporo and SLC or Vancouver on board for a double 2030-2034 award and push Lviv out to 2038 as a fallback when it is really in a position to want to return to Europe in case no other legitimate European bidders emerge in the meantime (it would be great if Barcelona-Pyrenees could get its political act together!).