A senior Italian official has today said that the joint bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics and Paralympics from Milan, Turin and Cortina d'Ampezzo is "dead".
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Sapporo has officially withdrawn from the race for the 2026 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games and the Japanese city will instead focus on bidding for the 2030 edition of the event, it was announced today.
Sapporo is set to become the latest city to withdraw from the race to host the 2026 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games following reports in Japan that officials will inform the International Olympic Committee (IOC) of their intention to focus on the 2030 event next week.
Councillors in Calgary have voted 12-3 in favour of keeping the city's 2026 Olympic and Paralympic bid alive.
Calgary hosting the 2026 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games would cost CAD$5.3 billion (£3.1 billion/$4 billion/€3.5 billion) as the Bid Committee publicly revealed details of their plans for the first time today.
Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) secretary general Carlo Mornati has said there are "no doubts" about Milan's participation in the country's three-pronged bid for the 2026 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Brudner says Calgary 2026 a "huge priority" after replacing Overholt as Canadian Olympic Committee's chief executive
Robin Brudner has described Calgary’s potential bid for the 2026 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games as a "huge priority" after replacing Chris Overholt as chief executive of the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) on an interim basis.
Bach claims perceived lack of trust in IOC generated by media and not factor in cities rejecting idea of hosting Olympics
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has claimed the apparent lack of trust in the organisation is the result of media reports and has not contributed to citizens in potential host cities rejecting the idea of staging the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Canmore chief administrator Lisa de Soto has claimed the town could be put forward to host the Athletes' Village in the Calgary 2026 Winter Olympic and Paralympic bid.
A new survey generated by The City of Calgary found that only 25 per cent of the 500 people surveyed had no concerns about Calgary’s potential bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, the NoCalgaryOlympics group claim.
Calgary 2026 have claimed chief executive Mary Moran will not receive a bonus should they receive a favourable outcome in the upcoming plebiscite or if they go on to be named hosts of the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Sigulda District Council have provisionally supported the acquisition of land which could be used to construct an Athletes' Village as part of Latvia’s involvement in a Stockholm bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics.
Milan Mayor calls joint Italian attempt "botched solution" but insists city remains part of 2026 Winter Olympic bid
Milan Mayor Giuseppe Sala has insisted the city remains part of the joint Italian bid for the 2026 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games but he reiterated his criticism of the project by calling the proposal a "botched solution".
New Calgary 2026 chief executive urged by bid opponents to promise she will not pursue campaign if costs grow
Opponents of Calgary's bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games have written an open letter to new chief executive Mary Moran asking her to justify why the city should want to host a three-week event "that will not have meaningful impact" on its future.
Milan, Turin and Cortina d'Ampezzo will launch a joint bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Italy, it has been announced today.