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De_Gambassi

Winter Olympic Games 2026

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32 minuti fa, Swewi ha scritto:

What do you think about the swedish chances? Should be good since we have never had a winter olympics and are one of the top winter nations, and we have many successfull organized wintersport championships in the past.

I haven't idea.. but if Italy will whitdraw i will hope for a norther european bid :fingers:

 

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1 hour ago, Swewi said:

What do you think about the swedish chances? Should be good since we have never had a winter olympics and are one of the top winter nations, and we have many successfull organized wintersport championships in the past.

I hope Sweden wins, its my personal fave!
 

Traditional (and new) Winter Olympic host. Can't beat that!

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3 hours ago, De_Gambassi said:

 

I'd say that if any (western) european city makes it to the final candidate stage, they will have it in the bag. The thing is, I don't believe anymore that a western european bid will survive so far (Sion was my best hope).

Sion had the best bid IMO, it’s a real shame to see them withdraw.

 

At this rate whichever bid from either Calgary or Western Europe remains standing will just win by default.

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il y a 3 minutes, Nate River a déclaré:

Sion had the best bid IMO, it’s a real shame to see them withdraw.

 

Yes, it had (except for the speed skating thing). I don't believe Switzerland could had a better bid tbh. It's more that possible that we will never see a swiss bid ever again...

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5 minutes ago, De_Gambassi said:

 

Yes, it had (except for the speed skating thing). I don't believe Switzerland could had a better bid tbh. It's more that possible that we will never see a swiss bid ever again...

Considering the future is really a very, very long time...I'm not going as far as to say 'never' :p 

 

Although I think a South American bid might come sooner than another Swiss one.

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6 minutes ago, De_Gambassi said:

 

Yes, it had (except for the speed skating thing). I don't believe Switzerland could had a better bid tbh. It's more that possible that we will never see a swiss bid ever again...

All the bids we have have glaring flaws, even Calgary currently plans to hold ski jumping and nordic combined in Whistler along with some ice events in Edmonton. At least Sion had excelent venues for most sports, and while St Moritz was out of the way it has *the* venue for sliding sports.

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20 minuti fa, Dragon ha scritto:

 

 

well, Cortina should be named "Dolomite region"...however, they have the least chances to be chosen because of the very, very low budget (around 380 million € only) and of the very wide spreading of venues (among others, Hockey in Bozen/Bolzano, Figure Skating and Short Track in Meran, which is a small village and has a very small arena and old style that I don't think has room to be temporarily enlarged for the games :mumble:Biathlon in Antholz/Anterselva and Nordic disciplines in the existing facilities of Predazzo -Jumping Hills- and Tesero Lake -Cross Country skiing...the only good thing would be the renaissance of the legendary sliding sports track)...

 

Turin would be more or less a remake of 2006...basically all the projected venues in fact are the same of 12 years ago (revamping of the Cesana track included), the only new structure would be the Olympic Village...

 

Milan (which is the preferred choice of our NOC and the only candidature with at least a small chance to succed, but we have to see what our government thinks about it, since they're in charge also in the Turin local administration, meanwhile Milan has another political lead at the moment...and for what it counts, it will never go to the 5 Star Movement :whistle:) would see the sliding sports and Ski Jumping/Nordic Combined events in Switzerland (Sankt Moritz, it's official...they already signed a letter of intent for that), the ice sports in town (as the ceremonies, in San Siro Stadium) and the Alpine Sports and Cross Country Skiing in Valtellina: Bormio, Santa Caterina, Livigno and maybe 1 or 2 more villages (which could be a problem for transports, even if from now to 2026 many things could change)...

 

personally...despite being Italian and a proud citizen of Milan, I hope Stockholm would save us from this tragedy (both a sports and an economical tragedy)...:yikes::rofl::facepalm::cry:

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I'm hoping for Cortina, only because of parts of the Olympics being in Süd-Tirol then which would be so cool :d 

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