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Georg Hackl of Germany speeds past an Olympic logo during a practice run for the men's singles luge at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics in Park City, Utah. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Salt Lake City, Sapporo Presents Bids to Host 2030 Winter Olympics to IOC

Presentations made, the 2030 Olympic Winter Games bid groups from Salt Lake City, Utah, and Sapporo are now in wait-and-see mode. Both groups presented to the International Olympic Committee’s Future Host Commission on Tuesday morning. The virtual presentations are expected to be the final ones made the Future Host Commission before it decides which bid […]

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The U.S. delegation walks into Rice-Eccles Stadium during the Opening Ceremony for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Utah. AP File Photo

Salt Lake Ready for 2030 Olympic Games if IOC Asks, Organizing Committee Says

Salt Lake City stands ready and willing to host the 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games should it be asked by the International Olympic Committee as the field has slimmed to two contenders, Salt Lake City-Utah Committee for the Games Chief Executive Officer Fraser Bullock said Tuesday. The SLC-Utah Committee for the Games held an […]

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The IOC Executive Board holds its second day of meetings on September 9, 2022, in Lausanne, Switzerland. Photo via IOC

Analysis: IOC Playing a Delay Game for 2030 Winter Games Host

There are three Olympic Games between Summer and Winter editions over the next six years but after two days of the International Olympic Committee’s executive board meetings, one takeaway more than any other is center stage — and it’s for a Games that does not yet have a host. Here are five takeaways from what […]

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Sapporo Mayor Cancels IOC Meeting to Discuss 2030 Olympic Bid

The mayor of Sapporo, Japan, has cancelled a trip to the International Olympic Committee’s headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, after reported rising opposition in the city to a potential 2030 Olympic Winter Games bid as well as recent allegations of bribery against members of the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic organizing committee and its partners. Sapporo Mayor […]

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South Korea's Kim Yu-Na reacts after her free program at the women's figure skating competition at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Olympic Update: Vancouver 2030 Bid Still Needs Support; Money Needed for Milan 2026

Vancouver’s 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games bid, the first that is being led by the Indigenous community, will have to wait until early winter on whether it will receive provincial support financially, a government official said this week to the Vancouver Sun. Melanie Mark, the minister of tourism, arts, culture and sport, asked the […]

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Catalonia Region Re-Launches 2030 Olympic Games Bid

The Catalonia region of Spain, which hosted the 1992 Olympic Summer Games, has re-launched a solo bid to host the 2030 Winter Games after a proposed joint bid with another region fell apart after political squabbles. A joint bid between Catalonia and Aragon fell apart in June but Spanish Olympic Committee President Alejandro Blanco immediately […]

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South Korea's Kim Yu-Na reacts after her free program at the women's figure skating competition at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Vancouver’s 2030 Olympic Bid Faces Headwinds

One of the three cities that is in the running to host the 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games may be in trouble, with a report heading to Vancouver City Council saying that there is not enough time to negotiate multiple pieces of a potential bid in time for the International Olympic Committee’s timeline. Karen […]

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The U.S. delegation walks into Rice-Eccles Stadium during the Opening Ceremony for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Utah. AP File Photo

2034 Winter Games Bid More Likely for Salt Lake City, Says USOPC

Salt Lake City’s hopes for another Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games may be delayed to 2034, the chair of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee hinted this week, because of a mix of commercial and political reasons beyond the bid group’s control. Susanne Lyons told The Associated Press on Thursday “if we have a preference, […]

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The U.S. delegation walks into Rice-Eccles Stadium during the Opening Ceremony for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Utah. AP File Photo

2030 Salt Lake Olympic Bid Group Ready for Lausanne Visit

June 16, an historic day in Salt Lake’s Olympic history, could hold the keys this year to its Olympic future. It was on that day in 1995 that the Utah destination was awarded the 2002 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. This year, June 16 will be the second of two days of in-person meetings between […]

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IOC President Thomas Bach speaks during the final day of Executive Board meetings. Photo by IOC/Christophe Moratal

Decision on 2030 Winter Games Host Coming Within Next Year, IOC Says

A decision on targeted dialogue with a city to host the 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games will be made in December ahead of next May’s International Olympic Committee meeting in India as IOC technical advisers recently visited the three favorites — Salt Lake City, Sapporo and Vancouver. The IOC announced the next step in […]

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