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I guess the key hope to have a real opportunity is having a dire competition (Or better explained, almost no competition), to overcome all the weaknesses and serious concerns related to the bid. Otherwise, it will be a waste of money and time after missing the boat in the 2022 WOG race.

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According to Swedish Media, the SOK is still hopeful of the Olympic bid and they'll do a full campaign with members of the Council. The Swedish telenovela continues lol -_-

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It's Ostersund or bust. The city is clearly the Winter Sports capital of Sweden and the closest to Åre .

Åre can use a new multipurpose hall (the Curling proposal for 2002) and Ostersund a new indoor arena. The other 2 arenas could be temporary, whilst a permanent Speed Skating oval would be built. It's the only reasonable choice. Stockholm is just too far.

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Now, for just joking I'm currently missing Pillan and her tantrums for these news. Reading old posts, maybe in a full unconscious feeling, this is her karmic responsability :D : 

 

 

 

 

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Speaking seriously, I don't think we will seen another Olympics in Sweden, unless the race becomes so dire. And considering if the IOC keeps Calgary and an Alpean city for the upcoming 2026 or even 2026/2030 races (Like they want to do in 2024/2028), there won't be voices of "Poor Sweden" in a long time. Currently, there's no government approval (By the majority of the parties), no national interest for the event and the SOK, in a full dumb action, did an Olympic bid almost in the air without any warranties and now, after the failure, they are knocking doors begging for change of decision. This bid was a full disaster since the beginning and the SOK must accept the battle is completely lost.

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O.K. After that comment LMAO... According to Around the Rings, the Stockholm 2026 bid may be alive after all with the recent changements of the new bidding process if before September, the IOC makes final financial agreements with the city council... Whatever happens, this can be good, messy or both -_-

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Stockholm Bid Moves Forward
15/12/17

(ATR) A Stockholm bid to host the 2026 Olympics appears very much alive, less than eight months after Stockholm politicians declared it dead.

An International Olympic Committee working group as well as bid consultants were in town earlier this week for meetings with Swedish bid organizers.

"We had two days of very fruitful work," Richard Brisius, CEO of the Stockholm 2026 bid, tells Around the Rings. "The new process that aims to tailor games for Sweden with great support of the stakeholders and the IOC working groups is great." 

The Swedish Olympic Committee (SOK) says more visits from IOC groups are planned for the coming weeks. The SOK officially announced that Stockholm was an “interested city” last month.

The SOK had repeatedly told ATR that a bid was not dead despite the April 26 announcement by the Social Democrats, who are the largest political party in a coalition that runs the Stockholm city government, that the Swedish capital was bowing out. 

Months of talks between the SOK and the various stakeholders, along with the IOC introducing a less expensive process for choosing and hosting an Olympics, has helped bring the bid back to life.

But that doesn’t mean it’s a done deal. Neither the national nor city government has signed off on it yet.

“SOK, as well as Swedish sport in general, is basically positive for an application.” said SOK board member Anette Norberg in a statement.

“However, we have great respect for the economic, social and environmental issues, as well as the importance of creating a consensus in Sweden for us to apply for a Winter Olympics." 

In January the SOK will present further details of the bid to stakeholders including the Stockholm and national governments as well as other municipalities, according to Swedish news agency TT.

Written by Gerard Farek

ATR

 

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This means nothing. Every national Olympic committee in the world would like the Olympics. To actually host they need money and political support. If the Swedish government says there will be no bid then there will be no bid.

Norway's Olympic committee wanted to bid for 2022 with Oslo, after all.

Edited by Nacre

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Yeah, until the local & national governments endorse it, anything else that’s going on with the SOK & it’s “stakeholders” means diddly squat. At this point, it’s all just wishful thinking on their part, bcuz no government support in the end mean no bid.

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So the Swedish Olympic Committee hasn't given up. Let's see if this time the government approval is there this time. Maybe Pillan will have a full vindication this time lol.

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Stockholm Happy With Status in 2026 Bid Race

 

08/30/18 

ATR) Leaders of the Stockholm 2026 bid for the Winter Olympics tell Around the Rings they are happy to let the bid fly under the radar as it quietly works to make the next phase in the current bid cycle.

zmls5g0l.mkc.jpgStockholm 2026 CEO Richard Brisius (ATR)


Richard Brisius, chief executive of the Stockholm 2026 bid, visited Jakarta for the Asian Games to learn from the event and meet other National Olympic Committees. He took some time to speak with ATRabout the status of the bid.

Stockholm 2026 is in a much different position than it was in the spring of 2017, when a lack of political support threatened the existence of the bid. Since then, Brisius says bid leaders have worked to “explain our concept” to political leaders across Sweden.

Brisius said that the bid’s funding model has essentially explained itself to politicians, which has eased getting broad consensus on the project. Stockholm 2026 now has support from city councils throughout the Stockholm area, in Are where alpine events will be held, and Falun where Nordic events will be staged. Political support even extends to Latvia, where sliding events are planned.

On the national level, Sweden will hold elections next month. Where there was once worry, there is now cautious optimism. Brisius said that knowing who will be in power for the next four years will be useful for the bid, since that time covers the candidature phase, and the beginnings of forming a potential organizing committee.

“The UN Secretary General was a Swede in the 1950's, Dag Hammarskjöld, and he had this saying ‘I want to do a job, not talk about it not even afterwards,’” Brisius said. “Maybe that plays with us or against us in this, but we may operate the bid under the radar, but we are going forward in a good way.”

The 2026 bid cycle is still in the newly formed “dialogue phase” where interested cities can consult with the IOC about bidding for the Olympics, without committing to being a candidate city. 

So far, three bids Graubünden and Sion in Switzerland, and Innsbruck in Austria have withdrawn from the process after losing referendums. Another potential bid from Graz, Austria withdrew citing a lack of political support. 

Calgary, the site of the 1988 Olympics, is facing a hotly contested referendum in November, and skepticism from within parts of the city government. Italy considered three bids for the 2026 Olympics but have combined them in an effort to strengthen its chances, although criticisms have reportedly been lobbied by leaders in Milan and Turin.
  
Sapporo, the only Asian city considering a 2026 bid, is still deciding whether if it will continue its bid or opt for 2030 instead. The other bid in the dialogue phase is from Erzurum, Turkey.

That leaves Stockholm’s bid, which will not require a public vote, in a position to continue learning and improving without needing to generate headlines, Brisius says. For now, Stockholm is committed to producing the best project to advance to the candidature phase this October at the IOC Session in Buenos Aires.

“For us, as the city of Stockholm we [spent] billions [building winter sports venues] over many years, so we have everything,” Brisius said. “So that’s a perfect match with the new way that the IOC wants to run the Olympics by not building anything really, so the need for public financing is not there.”
 

0umuu1jb.bbs.jpgFriends Arena in Stockholm (Wikimedia Commons)

To host the Olympics Brisius says that Stockholm will only need to build a multi-use ice arena and a ski track. However, both of those venues will be built no matter the outcome of the bid. Thus, any public funding needed for the bid is not expressly tied to its success, making it an easier sell to the public and politicians.

The city will take advantage of existing multi-use arenas such as the 60,000-seat Friends Arena for ceremonies and the 35,000-seat Tele2 Arena for short track speed skating and figure skating. The latter, which has a retractable roof,  is primarily a football arena but can be converted to have an ice surface. 

Even the Stockholm Olympic Stadium built for the 1912 Games will be used in the 2026 bid. Big air events will be held in the arena, which is the oldest Olympic stadium still in use today.

Brisius described the bid as a “15 year project” that focuses not just on staging an Olympics, but how to integrate the seven years after the Games into Stockholm’s development.

“All the investments are very small in comparison to what we’ve seen with the Olympics anyway, so that’s what I’d say is the key,” Brisius said. “We gradually prepared for this.”

http://aroundtherings.com/site/A__74437/Title__Stockholm-Happy-With-Status-in-2026-Bid-Race/292/Articles

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Well looks like the anti Olympic Games Mayor of Stockholm will be looking like she will be re-elected based on the National election results from Sweden so it;s looking like good bye to Stockholm Sweden 2026, One way or the other I think Sapporo Japan would not mind taking the 2026 games the high speed rail in California won't be done by LA 2028 that is the only issue for Sapporo right now, If the Calgary public votes NO on November 13, The IOC could be working on Salt Lake City USA 2026 - Sapporo Japan 2030 deal from November. 

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Well, so much for the ‘new Swedish government’ angle then. ^_^

And we may not have to wait ‘til Nov. 13th to see what happens with Calgary. Their city council could vote to cancel the bid as soon as tomorrow, if they still don’t buy any of the information & numbers released by the bid committee tomorrow.

And then there’s Italy - which is still such a mess of a bid - that are suppose to have “talks” later this week about shaping up the bid. Milan & Turin appear to be the difficult ones in this, that neither wants to “share” the event with the other lol. 

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Not really sure why Turin would need Milan involved, since they only had the full games themselves 20 years before. It’s like Vancouver saying they need Calgary. Quite apart from the fact that Milan is gonna host the IOC session where 2026 will be awarded (!). 

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Turin doesn’t need Milan, & that’s the issue with Turin mayor, Chiara Appendino, saying that they don’t need anyone else for this. It’s CONI that’s pushing for the whole Turin/Milan/Cortina joint-thingy (for “cost-cutting” measures) & that’s what both the mayors of Milan & Turin are objecting to, each one saying that they can (mostly) do it on their own.

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26 minutes ago, yoshi said:

Not really sure why Turin would need Milan involved, since they only had the full games themselves 20 years before. It’s like Vancouver saying they need Calgary. Quite apart from the fact that Milan is gonna host the IOC session where 2026 will be awarded (!). 

If Italy bids, the session will be moved. That Turin/Milan rivalry cannot be surprising. Who in their right mind would come to the idea of combining them in one bid?

But as this thread is about Sweden: Who knows when a new govt is formed after that election result...it might take months and an Olympic bid won‘t be top priority anyway. I actually expect (at least hope) the left to find somd support from the centre to form the govt, and correct me if I‘m wrong but these were never really the strongest bid supporters anyway.

Erzurum, we‘re coming!

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I think we’ll see Salt Lake (or even Sapporo) 2026 before we see Erzurum. Unless of course, the IOC has completely lost their marbles, but that’s a whole other debate altogether. 

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Not Sapporo anymore.  Im not sure theres any angle to it, i just think they sincerely have no interest in hosting til 2030......and withdrawing right now is a big oopsie by them tactically and strategically (if theyre hoping for 2030 theyll surely be the bottom tier bid for the IOC.  2034 however........).

Gods are pointing to a Calgary-SLC double award methinks.  The budget was tolerable and i think thatll get it over the finish line for Calgary.

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Looks like this one might be dead...

 

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Stockholm’s bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics and Paralympics has been thrown into serious doubt after an agreement was reached between the City Council’s two newly-merged parties that it will not host the Games.

As reported by The Local, the Green Party has agreed to work with the centre-right Alliance parties in Stockholm's City Council.

According to Dagens Nyheter, one of the two policies agreed on by the parties is that Stockholm will not host the 2026 Winter Olympics.

 

 

https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1070973/stockholms-bid-for-2026-winter-olympics-in-serious-doubt-after-city-council-reshuffle

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