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2022 Olympic Winter Games Could Be Staged in 2023 Due to FIFA Conflict


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Haha, very good. On a serious note, though - it's strange that there has been no southern hemisphere bids for 2022. NZ wanted to bid a while back but were categorically told "no" due to the clash with the FIFA World Cup and the reasons described in the above (albeit joke) article. One would have thought this would have been the perfect opportunity. I'd have thought that a South American city in Argentina or Chile or somewhere might too have expressed an interest...

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Haha, very good. On a serious note, though - it's strange that there has been no southern hemisphere bids for 2022. NZ wanted to bid a while back but were categorically told "no" due to the clash with the FIFA World Cup and the reasons described in the above (albeit joke) article. One would have thought this would have been the perfect opportunity. I'd have thought that a South American city in Argentina or Chile or somewhere might too have expressed an interest...

I think New Zealand's ski resorts are located a bit far away from their major population centers. It's a 4 hour drive to Mount Ruapehu from either Auckland or Wellington.

I'm not a New Zealander, though, so that's just a guess.

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