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Thailand Mulls Bid To Host 2026 Youth Olympic Games Thailand is interested in hosting the 2026 Youth Olympic Games, it was revealed in PyeongChang this week during the Olympic Winter Games. Thai National Olympic Committee (NOC) President and Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan told the Bangkok Post after a meeting with IOC President Thomas Bach “This year’s edition [of the Youth Olympic Games] will be taking place in Argentina and the next edition of 2022 is likely to be held in Africa.” “No country has so far expressed its interest to host the Games in 2026,” he added, hinting that could be Thailand’s target. Four Thai NOC representatives were on hand at the high-level Olympic meeting in South Korea including IOC Member Khunying Patama Leeswadtrakul who claims the IOC will support a Thai bid. “The IOC president said that if the event benefits Thai people, it could propose [to host the Games],” she told the Bangkok Post. “There is no need to have new stadiums built and making full use of the existing ones would be enough.” Earlier this year the IOC outlined its mandate to site the 2022 edition of the quadrennial youth event in Africa – with Senegal being the current leading candidate. Further, the IOC says it will target strategic regions in the future and proactively work with cities in order to keep the costs of bidding for the Games very low. The IOC will elect the successful 2022 African city in October at the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games, but the organization has yet to describe its direction for 2026. The strategy is to bring the smaller Youth Olympic event to areas that couldn’t typically support the larger mainstream Games. Many IOC members including International Sport Federations and other sport leadership from around the world will descend upon Bangkok in April for the annual SportAccord Convention – the biggest meeting of the year on the International Sport Calendar. The Youth Olympic Games were launched as a project by former IOC President Jacques Rogge and saw its inaugural edition hosted in Singapore in 2010 followed by Nanjing in 2014. The Winter editions have taken place in Innsbruck in 2012, Lillehammer in 2016 and will be hosted in Olympic Capital Lausanne, Switzerland in 2020. source: https://gamesbids.com/eng/youth-olympic-bids/thailand-mulls-bid-host-2026-youth-olympic-games/
Hi, First of all apologies if this is in the wrong place. I've just started some research looking at the legacies from bidding for events, and am seeking the Candidature Files from the failed bids from 2016 and 2020 (since the IOC started specifically asking this question). I have found the Candidature Files from Tokyo 2020 and Rio 2016, but am struggling to find Madrid 2016 Tokyo 2016 Chicago 2016 Istanbul 2020 Madrid 2020 This appears to mainly be because the official websites are long gone. I'd really appreciate it if anyone could point me in the direction of where I might find the missing files, or if you have digital copies, be prepared to send them to me. I'm looking forward to contributing to these forums over the course of my research and beyond! Thanks
Athens 1996 Olympic bid files Hello! in case that you want to see I do have 2 Athens 1996 Olympic bid files in my collection. The site is www.olympicgr.com and the page with the files is http://www.olympicgr.com/1996-athens-bid
Hello all, I was wondering if Istanbul 2020's Olympic Website was still active? It appears to be down. I am looking for information on the infrastructure proposed and would love to have a look at their past 5 bids. Does anyone know where I could get that information (apart from IOC)? Thanks you very much in advance for your help!