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On the final day for cities to express interest in bidding for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games, International Olympic Committee (IOC) officials have admitted that referendums to gauge public support for bids are quickly becoming permanent fixtures in the process, and they should become the standard. Such referendums have, however, become major obstacles in the […]

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I am seriously disappointed by GamesBids. We have crossed the deadline for the 2026 expressions of interest and all I find on this website is an April Fool joke. You should remain focus on the real matters at stake rather than trying to sound funny. Keep your eye on the ball !

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51 minutes ago, FYI said:

Will this list come with a disclaimer that up to 90% of the bids might drop out for lack of public/political support until voting day?

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34 minutes ago, StefanMUC said:

Will this list come with a disclaimer that up to 90% of the bids might drop out for lack of public/political support until voting day?

Lmfao - I’ve been already thinking the same thing. So far, it seems that seven bid-cities have submitted their “interest”:

Calgary, Sion, Graz, Sapporo, Stockholm, Milan/Turin & Erzurum (haha). The USOC & Lillehammer (lolz) have already said that 2030 is their preferred target date.

Of these, let’s ‘disclaim’ that Sion, Graz, Stockholm, & even perhaps Calgary, will go bye bye. Then of (perhaps) Milan/Turin, Sapporo & Erzurum remaining, who will the IOC choose? Such a conundrum! Lol

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6 hours ago, hektor said:

I am seriously disappointed by GamesBids. We have crossed the deadline for the 2026 expressions of interest and all I find on this website is an April Fool joke. You should remain focus on the real matters at stake rather than trying to sound funny. Keep your eye on the ball !

As already mentioned - IOC confirmation is Tuesday.  Other than that we’re up-to-date with all known interested cities, most with news in the past week.  We’re already working on new content for post-confirmation.  Stay tuned!

Also follow us on Twitter @gamesbids or on Facebook.com/gamesbids for quicker updates that may not appear on site.

 

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Well, that’s pretty ironic if we may have to look elsewhere, like TwAtter or faKebook (especially now when many people are actually deleting their accounts over there), for “quicker updates” on Olympic related news. The GB site already has lower traffic than years past as it is.

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25 minutes ago, FYI said:

Well, that’s pretty ironic if we may have to look elsewhere, like TwAtter or faKebook (especially now when many people are actually deleting their accounts over there), for “quicker updates” on Olympic related news.

This is simply the result of social media having instant publishing with no editing, fact checking, etc. The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, etc all have the same problem.

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1 hour ago, FYI said:

Well, that’s pretty ironic if we may have to look elsewhere, like TwAtter or faKebook (especially now when many people are actually deleting their accounts over there), for “quicker updates” on Olympic related news. The GB site already has lower traffic than years past as it is.

We provide instant breaking updates and observations on Twitter with website content to follow; as mentioned above that is a typical journalistic practice.  And you don’t need Twitter to see it, our feed has always been available right on our home page!  No need to look elsewhere.

And GB website traffic has been better than ever!

 

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“And GB website traffic has been better than ever!” 

Already working on next years GB’s April Fools article, “eh”. ;)

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