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2026 Winter Olympic Games

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intoronto    479
6 minutes ago, JoshMartini007 said:

Only a matter of time before Canada wins by default

At the Calgary 2026 engagement website, 68% of votes strongly disagree with Calgary hosting. The plebiscite will be close.

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JoshMartini007    172
3 minutes ago, intoronto said:

At the Calgary 2026 engagement website, 68% of votes strongly disagree with Calgary hosting. The plebiscite will be close.

 

If there is one place where a referendum on the Olympics can pass it would be Canada. If it fails here the IOC pretty much needs to change its stance on the type of control hosts can have (smaller stadiums, large hosting area, sport/event choices etc.)

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George_D    76
Posted (edited)

IOC Members Approve Three-City 2026 Olympic Bid Shortlist With No Plan ‘B’

By Robert Livingstone | Published Oct 9, 2018 2:08 PM in Featured, 2026 Olympic Bid News

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Tuesday confirmed that bids to host the 2026 Olympic Winter Games from Calgary in Canada, Stockholm in Sweden and a jointly between Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo in Italy have been approved as candidates.

 

133rd IOC Session in Buenos Aires October 9, 2018 (IOC Photo)

133rd IOC Session in Buenos Aires October 9, 2018 (IOC Photo)

At the IOC’s 133rd Session in Buenos Aires coinciding with the Youth Olympic Games, members of the IOC voted by show of hands to ratify the Executive Board decision that had been announced last week.

The IOC has also agreed to change the date and location of the final election to June 23, 2019 in Lausanne, Switzerland.  The Session was originally scheduled for a September date in Milan, but since Italy is an official candidate, the venue had to be moved to comply with the Olympic Charter.

Erzurum, the Turkish city that was also in the running after expressing interest by the April deadline, was not invited to move forward.  An evaluation report noted that the timing was bad for the city that would require significant investment “in general infrastructure such as accommodation, transport, energy and telecoms,” according to a statement.

Seven cities had originally applied to host in 2026 but earlier this year Graz in Austria pulled out of the race when it lost government consensus on the project, Sion in Switzerland abandoned plans when it lost a canton-wide referendum, and Sapporo in Japan opted instead to bid for the 2030 Games after a destructive earthquake in the region.

The remaining cities have issues of their own.

Calgary’s bid will be tested in a city-wide plebiscite November 13 that could end the project if lost.

Stockholm is still looking for government support and guarantees for plans that are due into the IOC on January 11, but it will be a challenge getting commitments from Sweden’s currently hung Parliament.

Italy’s bid requires further organization and municipal approvals to move forward – and the joint Milan-Cortina project lost national government funding last month which may be a concern for the IOC.

Last week IOC President claimed there was no “plan b” should the remaining cities fall out of the race, adding “we will not enter into this kind of speculation.”

 

An IOC statement lauded the existing legacies from the 1988 Games available in Calgary, identifying them as a key strength.  It said a Stockholm 2026 Olympics would elevate and energize the Games experience.

For the joint Milan-Cortina project, the IOC said the project will “combine the advantages of a big European city and those of a popular mountain resort region in the Italian Alps.”

IOC Vice President Juan Antonio Samaranch said Tuesday that the bids “are extraordinary and they are here because of the New Norm,” referring to the new cost-savings reforms introduced in February.

“They have been able to make projects that make sense for the communities.

“People might say we only have three candidate cities, but they are extraordinary.  I say three is plenty.

“Without these reforms we might have been sitting here without any candidates.

Samaranch, however, said there have been challenges getting the message across to constituents in cities vying to host the Games.

“We need to make a huge effort in explaining ourselves better.”

More to come…

 

https://gamesbids.com/eng/winter-olympic-bids/2026-olympic-bid-news/ioc-members-approve-three-city-2026-olympic-bid-shortlist-with-no-plan-b/

Edited by George_D

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Olympian1010    304

My Plan B’s:

Ushnia (Argentina) 2026

New Zealand 2026

Sochi 2026 (but this time we do it right)

Los Angeles/Wrightwood/Big Bear 2026 (my dream)

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heywoodu    3,386

Ushuaia would be so cool :d Basically that'd be home snow advantage for the Brazilians :woohoo:

 

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phelps    575

the only unnamed plan B (which is well in IOC's mind) is Beijing going back-to-back...:evil: (:facepalm:)

 

it would be the beginning of the end for the Winter Games, but still, that's the only real option to save the 2026 edition, should things go from bad to worse for the 3 official candidates...:cry:

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intoronto    479
4 hours ago, phelps said:

the only unnamed plan B (which is well in IOC's mind) is Beijing going back-to-back...:evil: (:facepalm:)

 

it would be the beginning of the end for the Winter Games, but still, that's the only real option to save the 2026 edition, should things go from bad to worse for the 3 official candidates...:cry:

Or SLC

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Jan Linha    6
11 hours ago, Olympian1010 said:

My Plan B’s:

Ushnia (Argentina) 2026

New Zealand 2026

Sochi 2026 (but this time we do it right)

Los Angeles/Wrightwood/Big Bear 2026 (my dream)

Argentina/New Zealand - the games would have to be in summer or early autumn. Regarding winter season I guess that it would be too risky for many athletes. 

 

Anyways, I agree that voting 2026 might be disaster. They did it right to make 2024 and 2028 host cities. For me, the highest possibility of election has the Italy. But I would not be surprised if all 3 candidates pulled out cause of high costs or referendum. 

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heywoodu    3,386
14 minutes ago, Jan Linha said:

Argentina/New Zealand - the games would have to be in summer or early autumn. Regarding winter season I guess that it would be too risky for many athletes. 

What would be risky about it?

 

If the facilities are there (which at least in the case of Ushuaia - or Bariloche or Termas de Chillan for that matter - is definitely not the case), I don't see the problem. Mt Hotham in Australia should give it a try.

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AlFHg    106
1 minuto fa, heywoodu ha scritto:

What would be risky about it?

an entire year of world cup stages, then the Olympics and then world cup again. I personally think that, after all, the WG will stay in Europe, and hence Stockholm. It's hard for Italy getting them. Otherwise, there are three main chances, in my opinion: 

1) Canada again, probably Vancouver (but this depends from the laws in Canada, is the referendum for Calgary bid to be hold only there? and in case of failure, is it representing an expression of all Canadian city?)

2) Lausanne, with IOC exploiting in part 2020 venues for YOG and by making a higher economic effort

3) as @phelps said, Beijing 2026, that would be very sad, meaning that the interest has gone totally down...

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heywoodu    3,386
1 minute ago, AlFHg said:

an entire year of world cup stages, then the Olympics and then world cup again.

Well, most of the top athletes would probably simply choose to skip several World Cups then, since they'll focus on the Olympics. It'd be a bit weird to never give the Winter Olympics to Chile/Argentina or New Zealand/Australia (or even South Africa) simply because it might be a bit inconvenient in terms of the regular World Cup seasons.

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AlFHg    106
3 minuti fa, heywoodu ha scritto:

Well, most of the top athletes would probably simply choose to skip several World Cups then, since they'll focus on the Olympics. It'd be a bit weird to never give the Winter Olympics to Chile/Argentina or New Zealand/Australia (or even South Africa) simply because it might be a bit inconvenient in terms of the regular World Cup seasons.

True, but as long as these nations don't emerge as one of the leading nations in at least 3/4 winter sports, there's no real interest from everybody in organizing there. I think that in 10 years their only chance to have a winning bid is a combined organization. I don't know about the geography of the region, but I think Chile could be a strong candidate for hosting skiing and similar sports, and another nation, probably Argentina or Colombia, could host skating sport. But first of all, the interest inside the nation for winter sports must grow, otherwise this won't happen. Once they reach these conditions, probably the entire WC season will change

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