Calgary among 7 interested in hosting 2026 Olympics

Calgary among seven candidates to express interest in hosting 2026 Winter Olympics

Calgary among seven candidates to express interest in hosting 2026 Winter Olympics

The IOC has tried to attract more bidders after only two candidates reached the vote for the 2022 Games.

There is considerable Olympic experience in the field with Calgary having hosted the 1988 Winter Games and Sapporo having staged the 1972 edition.

IOC has announced that seven National Olympic Committees have expressed official interest in hosting the Olympic Winter Games 2026 - with many others, including the US Olympic Committee, already considering 2030 and beyond.

In the bold-type preamble in Tuesday's release, the United States is the only nation mentioned by name, despite the focus being the 2026 bid campaign.

"I warmly welcome the NOCs' and cities' interest in hosting the Olympic Winter Games", IOC President Thomas Bach said.

Cities will be invited to bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics by the International Olympic Committee in October.

Skyrocketing costs have made the Olympics almost impossible for a city to host without incurring major debt without corresponding economic growth and/or watching historic facilities degrade and rot into lost artifacts.

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Voters in and around Sion, Switzerland, are due to decide whether to push forward with a bid in June, while Erzurum in eastern Turkey must allay security concerns before a bid can be accepted.

"What it takes now is to make sure that the budgets that are being presented are extremely strong, down to the very last detail".

"Traditional sport destinations would be regular hosts of major events with existing infrastructure", he said. That's where the IOC will select its 2026 Winter Olympic host.

"We don't see a problem with this, on the contrary", said Dubi. The deadline for joining the dialogue stage was March 31.

The IOC will elect a victor September 2019.

The host city for the Olympic Winter Games 2026 will be selected by the IOC Session in September 2019.

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