Olympic Winter Games 2026

LANE ONE: Fasten your seat belt: The Olympic Movement has a rough November ahead

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This promises to be a turbulent week for the Olympic Movement with two major off-the-field events taking place in Canada and Azerbaijan and at...

LANE ONE: Calgary 2026 bid comes back from the dead … on Halloween!

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On Wednesday, the Calgary City Council voted 8-7 to kill the city’s bid for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games and yet the bid still...

LANE ONE: The numbers: Canada, Alberta and Calgary say the 2026 Games are worth...

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The best summary of a wild day of rumors and reporting on Tuesday about whether the Calgary bid for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games...

LANE ONE: Realpolitik in Calgary as Mayor Nehshi could end its 2026 bid on...

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Whether Calgary continues its bid for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games has come down to a question of money. And the bid could end on...

5-RING CIRCUS: It’s getting louder in Calgary

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The decibel level in Calgary about its potential bid for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games is getting higher. In the aftermath of the Province of...

THE BIG PICTURE: Stockholm’s 2026 bid clouded by lack of government support

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Now the issue is Stockholm. A new, coalition government in the City Council announced last Friday that it would not support funding for a Stockholm...

5-RING CIRCUS: Alberta pledges C$700 million for Calgary 2026, but no more

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Along with the drama in Stockholm, where the city’s 2026 bid will not have municipal government financial support, there was a significant development in...

LANE ONE: Disconnected: Host city CEOs and the IOC on why anyone should host...

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Over the course of two days last week, a vice president of the International Olympic Committee and two chief executives of successful Olympic and...

IOC: Session approves new members, refugee team and YOG to Senegal

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A lot of activity during the final day of the IOC’s Session in Buenos Aires (ARG), including: ∙ Election of nine new members, including six...

THE 5-RING CIRCUS: Calgary, Milan-Cortina and Stockholm recommended for 2026 Winter Games

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The International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board recommended that the full membership extend invitations to compete for the 2026 Games to three candidates: Calgary (CAN),...

THE 5-RING CIRCUS: No federal funds for Italy’s 2026 Winter bid project

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Now the reformulated Milan-Cortina bid from Italy appears to be in trouble. Italian Undersecretary of State at the Presidency of the Council of Ministers Giancarlo...

LANE ONE: IOC starts answering its bid problems with Allianz sponsorship

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It’s no secret that the International Olympic Committee has a “trust” problem. Communities, especially in Europe, have demonstrated via political actions and referenda, that having...

THE BIG PICTURE: “Don’t even consider building a venue if there is not a...

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Although not designed as an activist organization, the Associated Press is keeping the pressure on officials of the Gangwon Province in Korea with a...

THE BIG PICTURE: IOC Session moved from Milan to Lausanne in 2019

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The newest wrinkle in the bid process for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games is the move of the International Olympic Committee Session for 2019...

THE BIG PICTURE: Italy’s bid for the 2026 Winter Games is in turmoil as...

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While much of the focus in international sport is on WADA’s decision on Russian reinstatement and its own ethics, there is also more turmoil...

THE BIG PICTURE: Calgary’s 2026 bid lives another day …

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The Calgary bid for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games lived to fight another day after a closed-door, late-night vote continued the bid by a...

LANE ONE: Decision day coming this week for Calgary (and the IOC) for 2026

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The Calgary City Council could end the city’s bid for the Olympic Winter Games in 2026 on Monday or Tuesday after a detailed projection...

OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES 2018: Korea’s Gangwon Province pops the IOC’s cost-containment balloon

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The English-language version of the Korea newspaper, the Chosun Ilbo, started the story this way: “Gangwon Province is mired in massive debts after hosting the...

THE BIG PICTURE: 53% support Calgary’s Olympic bid for 2026

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The coming referendum in Calgary (CAN) about the city’s candidature for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games is heating up. According to the GamesBids.com site, the...

More drama from Italy

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More confusion from Italy on its bid for the 2026 Games, according to the GamesBids.com site. It quoted Milan Mayor Giuseppe Sala as saying...

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