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IOC President Thomas Bach speaks during the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing on February 20. Photograph by IOC/Greg Martin

Bach: IOC Will Only Award 2030 Winter Games at May’s General Session

The International Olympic Committee will not be handing out multiple Winter Games to cities during its next general session if IOC President Thomas Bach is to be believed. Bach told the Kyodo News last week that at the May session in India, only the awarding of the 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games would be […]

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The Residences at Utah Olympic Park is one of the "in house" properties that would be utilized for a future Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City. Photo courtesy Salt Lake City-Utah Committee for the Games.

How to Book 24,000 Rooms for the Olympic Games:
An Innovative Formula That Works for Hotels and Organizers

For the thousands of things an Olympic Games bid group must put together for the International Olympic Committee to take notice, there may be one key factor that is less high-profile than others. The IOC will never bring the Games to a site that lacks the venues, especially with its recent emphasis on venue sustainability. […]

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Barcelona Ends 2030 Winter Olympic Games Bid

While always considered a long shot behind the three main favorites, the official bid by the Spanish Olympic Committee (COE) for the 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games was ended on Wednesday after weeks of fighting between the potential regions that would have served as the centerpiece of the bid. Issues between Barcelona, host of […]

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The Salt Lake City-Utah Committee for the Games delegation poses in front of Olympic House in Lausanne, Switzerland, during its June 15, 2022 meeting with International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach and his team. From left: SLC-UT Bid Lead Darren Hughes, USOPC Chief Strategy and Growth Officer Katie Bynum, SLC-UT Chair Catherine Raney Norman, SLC-UT President and CEO Fraser Bullock, SLC-UT Governing Board member and Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn, USOPC President and CEO Sarah Hirshland, USOPC Chair Susanne Lyons, SLC-UT Governing Board member Nubia Pena, IMG Senior Vice President Mark Ervin (Lindsey Vonn management). (IOC Photo)

IOC Meetings Complete, Salt Lake 2030 Olympic Bid Group Waits for Winter Decision

The heavy lifting at this point is done for the Salt Lake City-Utah Committee for the Games after two days of meetings with the International Olympic Committee this week, with the group’s President and Chief Executive Officer Fraser Bullock saying Wednesday “in this phase, we’ve now completed everything we need to do.” Now comes the […]

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The Olympic rings glow during the Closing Ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. Officials in the northern Japanese city of Sapporo say there is public support for holding the 2030 Winter Olympics. However, Mayor Katsuhiro Akimoto says the city has no plans to hold a binding public referendum for the final word. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)

Sapporo Establishes Committee as Part of 2030 Olympic Bid

One of the prime contenders to host the 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games has taken another step forward in its candidacy as the city of Sapporo, Japan, and the Japanese Olympic Committee announced it will establish the Hokkaido-Sapporo 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Promotion Committee. Sapporo Mayor Katsuhiro Akimoto revealed the plans last week. Akimoto […]

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Sapporo Mayor Claims Strong Support for 2030 Winter Olympic Bid

Public sentiment in favor of hosting the 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Sapporo is strong enough, Mayor Katsuhiro Akimoto said Wednesday, that he will not hold a public referendum on the issue. The northern Japanese city, which held the 1972 Winter Olympics, has expressed interest in being the host again and is believed […]

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Sapporo Reworking 2030 Winter Games Bid

Less than six months after it hosted a delayed Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games without any fans, Japan may somewhat unexpectedly be getting back into the business of hosting one of the world’s biggest sporting events. A committee in Sapporo is expected to release a revised bid for the 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, […]

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Utah Olympic Park Plans Multi-Million Dollar Renovation

The Utah Olympic Park will expand the number of ski runs in Park City and renovate training facilities as part of an $11 million capital project with an eye toward Salt Lake City’s bid for a second Olympic Winter Games. As many as 10 new ski runs will be built over the next five years […]

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USOC Chooses Salt Lake City for Potential Winter Games Bid

The U.S. Olympic Committee will move Salt Lake City forward as its potential bid city for a 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games or beyond, selecting the Utah capital and former Games host over a competing bid from Denver. The move allows an extraordinary amount of time for a potential bid as the International Olympic […]

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