Report Should Queenstown Bid For 2026 Winter Olympics? in GB Newswire Posted November 13, 2014 I think both the dual city and the counter season are certainly hurdles—just how high they are we may find out in the next day or two when the Agenda 2020 report is released. Also in that report will be a new bidding process where you can discuss your proposal up front before spending large sums of money on it. If the IOC said dual cities and counter season were two obstacles too far, then NZ would take the bid no further. Likewise the new infrastructure requirements, if the IOC requirements are still too high then NZ can sensibly withdraw rather than going through a lengthy application process.