7 cities confirm interest in hosting 2026 Winter Olympics

Hugh Fox
April 5, 2018

With only two cities left interested in the 2024 Olympics, the IOC awarded Paris those hosting duties and also promised 2028 to Los Angeles, setting up hosts for the next decade before more bids could be torpedoed by the potential host cities themselves.

After the success, hype and record viewership of PyeongChang 2018, International Olympic Committee member countries are now gaining confidence to foray into organizing the winter edition of IOC's quadrennial event. Executive Director of IOC Olympic Games Christophe Dubi informed the same.

"This partnership is an exciting step towards determining if a bid for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games is right for Calgary", said Naheed Nenshi, mayor of Calgary, last week.

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Other cities considering bids include Graz, Austria; Stockholm, Sweden; Sapporo, Japan; Erzurum, Turkey; Sion, Switzerland and a joint effort from Cortina d'Ampezzo, Milan and Turin, Italy.

The IOC talked up the impact of its Agenda 2020 reforms, but they've been superceded by the launch in February of a fresh package of reforms to revamp its trouble-hit Olympic bidding and delivery model.

The New Norm will also afford increased flexibility in designing Games that meet the long-term development goals of the city, region and country.

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Candidates willing to host the Olympics, especially the Winter Games, have become fewer in recent times due notably to the rising costs and security concerns.

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.

The IOC will allow cities to begin bidding in October with a January deadline. From there, cities will put together their best bids for presentation at the IOC Session in Milan in September of 2019. Salt Lake City, Denver and Reno-Tahoe are possible contenders.

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