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16 hours ago, Monzanator said:

Still the smoke & mirrors show? Just announce Salt Lake City and stop the "bidding" nonsense :p


16 hours ago, George_D said:

there is also Saporro

Just drop the pretense and do a double award.


Salt Lake, Sapporo head race to 2030 Olympics, and maybe '34 | AP News

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Referendum on Spain’s 2030 Winter Olympics bid postponed amid collapse of project


Posted on May 27, 2022 12:00 PM by Robert Livingstone in Featured, Future Winter Bids


A binding referendum scheduled to measure public support for the Pyrenees-Barcelona 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Games was postponed by the Catalan government Friday after the collapse of the bid earlier this week.


The Spanish Olympic Committee (COE) has vowed to reorganize a potential 2030 Winter Games campaign after regional partners in the joint bid, Catalonia and Aragon, failed to reach an agreement on venue allocation Monday.  However, technical plans remain in limbo and detailed information may not be available for voters for some time.


Originally set for July 24, the dual referendum organized in jurisdictions that would be impacted if the Spanish regions are to host the Games in 2030 has been called off but could be rescheduled if new bid plans are prepared.


Catalan presidency minister Laura Vilagrà said Friday according to Catalan News “we will reactivate the referendum decree once there is a deal and we know which competitions will be held in each place.”


COE President Alejandro Blanco said he is willing to work with any parties interested in pursuing the Games and has encouraged the previous joint partners to meet and reconcile their differences.


“Our calendar is set in hosting the games in 2030, therefore the referendum will take place in Autumn, but as early as possible,” Vilagrà said.


“The new scenario does not affect a potential candidacy as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will make the decision in May 2023 on where the Games will be held.”



Earlier this month International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach confirmed that his organization is targeting a host election next May at the all-members Session in Mumbai, India, but eligible candidates must be chosen by his Executive Board this December in order to maintain the timeline.


Bach is expected to visit Blanco in Madrid next Wednesday.


Delays have already caused the postponement of two IOC technical visits to Spain, leaving the possible Pyrenees-Barcelona bid behind rivals Sapporo, Salt Lake City and Vancouver that have all already received the three member team for important meetings.

If Spain is not ready to host in 2030, Blanco said his team will remain in continuous dialogue with the IOC and target a 2034 Games instead.


As the political bickering between Catalonia and Aragon continues, with each accusing the other of sabotaging the process, Games opposition group ‘Stop JJOO’ has demanded all parties call off any future bid immediately.


“There is no political agreement, today it has been demonstrated for the umpteenth time,” Stop JJOO spokesperson Bernat Lavaquiol told La Mañana


“The IOC will not give the Games to the Pyrenees.”

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Vancouver 2030 released the first version of it’s venue plan.



Very similar to 2010 with the following changes:

* Cypress Mountain is out as a venue. The bulk of freestyle events would move to Sun Peaks near Kamloops (in the BC interior) with Big Air in Vancouver proper.

* Curling would move to a small arena near Hastings Park (same area as Pacific Coliseum, host for figure skating and short track, and big air)

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1 hour ago, NearPup said:

Also looks like the bid is officially “British Columbia 2030”, not “Vancouver 2030”.


It kind of needs to be. While Whistler is just outside of Metro Vancouver and is often included as an honorary member, Sun Peaks is almost a five hour drive.


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Without real surprise, the Spanish Olympic Committee (COE) will announce this week the withdrawal of the Pyrenees-Barcelona bid project for the 2030 Winter Games, a project largely undermined by the persistent political tensions between Aragon and Catalonia.



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Spain will not present a bid to host the 2030 Winter Olympics in the Pyrenees due to political differences between the governments of the Catalonia and Aragon regions, Spain's Olympic Committee president Alejandro Blanco announced on Tuesday.

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