Bid Committee Updates


Invitation Phase
  • 15 January 2015: Invitation Phases opens
Applicant City Phase
  • 15 September 2015: The NOCs send the name of their Applicant Cities to the IOC
  • 7–9 October 2015: IOC to host information seminar for 2024 Applicant Cities in Lausanne
  • 8 January 2016: Deadline for Applicant Cities to submit Application Files and guarantee letters
  • March 2016: IOC Working Group Meeting to assess Applicant Cities (including video conference with each city)
  • April/May 2016: IOC Executive Board to select Candidate Cities
  • May 2016: Cities receive Candidate City Questionnaire and related documents
Candidate City Phase
  • 5–21 August 2016: Candidate Cities to attend Olympic Games Rio 2016 on Olympic Games Observers’ Programme
  • November/December 2016: Candidate Cities to attend Rio 2016 Debrief in Tokyo
  • January 2017: Deadline for Candidate Cities to submit Candidature File and guarantee letters
  • February/March 2017: Evaluation Commission visits
  • June 2017: IOC to publish Evaluation Commission Report
  • June 2017 (to be confirmed): Candidate City Briefing to IOC members
  • Summer 2017: Candidate City presentations to the IOC Session; final report to Session from Evaluation Commission Chair
  • 15 September 2017: Election of the host city of the 2024 Olympic Games announced at the 130th IOC Session in Lima, Peru

Applicant cities

Europe

City Country National Olympic Committee Bid Committee Website Application Status
Rome  Italy Comitato Olimpico Nazionale Italiano roma2024.info Chosen by CONI
Rome hosted the 1960 Summer Olympics and expressed an interest in bidding for 2024. A previous bid for 2020 Summer Olympic Games was canceled in 2012, but the Italian government now has renewed interest.[2] Several sources from the Italian government showed that Rome is, in fact, the sole Italian candidate.[3] Moreover the International Olympic Committee‘s president Thomas Bach, also confirmed that “Rome is a very strong and appreciated candidate for the 2024 Olympic Games”.[4] On 15 December 2014, the prime minister Matteo Renzi confirmed that Rome would be bidding for the 2024 Olympics.[5]

On 10 February 2015, the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) confirmed that former Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo would lead Rome’s bid as President of the Organising Committee. “I don’t think anyone in Italy is as popular as Luca is abroad,” said CONI President Giovanni Malago. The 67-year-old Montezemolo led the local organizing committee for the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Malago, Montezemolo and Luca Pancalli, the President of Italy’s Paralympic committee who was named vice president of the bid committee, traveled to Lausanne, Switzerland, on 11 February to meet with IOC President Thomas Bach.[6]

Hamburg  Germany Deutscher Olympischer Sportbund spiele-in-hamburg.de Chosen by DOSB
Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee, stated that Hamburg will apply for 2024 Olympic Games. Hamburg could combine the water based and the other non-water based games in a very small circle, due to its good location. Hamburg would host the games the first time and would therefore be preferred to Berlin.[7] On 16 March 2015 the National Olympic Committee (DOSB) proposed Hamburg to be the candidate city from Germany.[8] On 21 March 2015 the DOSB’s general assembly confirmed the decision to allow Hamburg to bid for the games. However, a binding referendum is still envisaged for November 2015.[9] Recent polls in Hamburg show that 64% of Hamburg’s population backs up the application for the 2024 or 2028 Summer Olympics.[10]For its 2024 bid, Hamburg re-uses the logo and the slogan of an earlier bid to host the 2012 Summer Olympics. The logo shows a wave of water turning into a flame, referring to the water that is a defining aspect of Hamburg’s cityscape and the Olympic flame, the slogan is “Feuer und Flamme”, or “Fire and Flame”, combining the Olympic flame with a German expression translating to “to be fire and flame for something”, meaning to be very enthusiastic and/or excited about something. (West) Germany last hosted the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich and also had recent experience with the success of the 1974 and 2006 World Cups, where Hamburg was one of the host cities.

On 13 April 2015 it was announced that Kiel would be Hamburg’s venue for all sailing competitions.[11]

Paris  France Comité National Olympique et Sportif Français Chosen by CNOSF
By 2024, it will have been 100 years since France last staged the Summer Olympics in Paris in 1924. The French capital was unsuccessful in vying to be the host city for the 1992, 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games, losing out to Barcelona, Beijing, and London respectively. Paris could potentially be the second city to host the games three times, after London. France did not bid for either the 2016 or 2020 Olympics. The former French Minister of Sports, Jean-Francois Lamour, had made it clear that 2024 represents a choice objective for a Parisian bid. €35 million will be planned to build new sports venues around Paris in order to improve the quality of the future Parisian bid.[12][13][14] On October 15, 2014, Prime Minister Manuel Valls declared that the city would instead bid for the World’s Fair of 2025, prompting concerns that Paris would no longer submit an application for the Olympics. However, no city official has stated that Paris is out of the bidding process thus far.[15]On November 8, 2014, the mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, suggested that the city might not be able to afford to put itself forward as host, saying: “We are in a financial and budgetary position today that does not allow me to say that I am making this bid.” In addition she talked about a potential bid for the 2028 Summer Olympics.[16] However, in March 2015, Hidalgo gave her blessing to a bid for 2024. The decision to make a bid was to be taken with a vote at the council of Paris in April 2015.[17] On April 13, 2015, the council of Paris officially voted and approved the candidacy making Paris an official applicant.[18]

On 26 June 2015 the French Sailing Federation announced it has selected venues interested in hosting the sailing competitions.[19] Le Havre (Seine-Maritime), La Rochelle (Charente-Maritime), Brest (Finistère), Hyères (Var), Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhône) and Quiberon (Morbihan)[20] are in considerations. A decision is expected before September 2015.[19]

Budapest  Hungary Hungarian Olympic Committee (MOB) Budapest 2024 Chosen by MOB
In June 2015 both the Assembly of the Hungarian Olympic Committee (MOB) and the Assembly of the Capital City of Budapest took the formal decision to bid for the Olympics.[21][22] In July the Hungarian Parliament also voted for supporting the bid.

Potential bids[edit]

Africa[edit]

City Country National Olympic Committee Bid Committee Website Application Status
Nairobi  Kenya Kenyan Olympic Committee Potential bid
In August 2012, Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga announced that the capital city of Nairobi was planning to bid for the games.[23][24] It may also bid for the 2028 Summer Olympics.
Casablanca  Morocco Moroccan Olympic Committee Potential bid
In March 2011, the Moroccan government confirmed that it would begin construction of an 80,000-seat stadium in preparation for a bid for either the 2024 or 2028 Summer Olympics.[25]

Asia[edit]

City Country National Olympic Committee Bid Committee Website Application Status
Doha  Qatar Qatar Olympic Committee Potential bid
Doha bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympics, in addition to bidding for the 2020 Summer Olympics. If Doha were to host the games, the games would be held from October 14 to October 30, due to Qatar’s hot summer temperatures. Additionally it would also be the first games held in the Middle East region. After Doha failed to become a candidate for the 2016 and 2020 Games, it was stated that Doha looks “forward to the 2024 race”.[26] The country of Qatar is scheduled to be hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup and several stadiums will be located in Doha.
Malaysia and Singapore  Malaysia  Singapore Malaysia Olympic Committee Singapore Olympic Committee Potential bid
According to reports, a potential bid from Singapore and Malaysia is being explored. Most likely, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore will be the main cities. Malaysia bid in 2008, but failed to become candidate city. Kuala Lumpur received a 7.4 in transportation infrastructure, but nothing higher in any other category.[27][28] Singapore was the host of the inaugural Youth Olympics in 2010. Though previously not allowed by the Olympic Charter, recent changes have allowed multi-national bids.[citation needed]If the bid is successful, Singapore and Malaysia will be the first joint-hosts of any Olympics Games.

Europe[edit]

City Country National Olympic Committee Bid Committee Website Application Status
Kiev  Ukraine National Olympic Committee of Ukraine Potential bid
Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Borys Kolesnikov stated that in the case that Ukraine successfully co-hosts the UEFA Euro 2012 with Poland, it may place a bid for hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics. Kiev was one of the host cities of UEFA Euro 2012 and is the city where the final match was held.[29]
Istanbul  Turkey National Olympic Committee of Turkey Potential bid
In November 2013, Hasan Arat, who was the head of the Istanbul 2020 Olympic bid, vowed that the campaign to bring the Olympic Games to Turkey would continue and that the next bid will be the strongest yet. He went on to say, “We are now better equipped and major sports events and we have a greater understanding of Olympic Games.” Istanbul had lost bids for the games in 2000, 2008, and 2020 to Sydney, Beijing, and Tokyo respectively, and also bid for the 2004 and 2012 Summer Olympics, but failed to become a candidate both times. Istanbul is now expected to bid for the 2019 European Games, as European Olympic Committee president Spyros Capralos stated that hosting the European Games would help with its future Olympic bids.[30]
Baku  Azerbaijan National Olympic Committee of the Azerbaijani Republic Potential bid
Baku submitted a bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics and later submitted a bid for the 2020 Summer Olympics. Baku failed to become a candidate both times. Upon failing to become a candidate for the 2020 Games, it was stated that Baku would “come back again next time even stronger”.[31][32] Baku was chosen to host the 2015 European Games and had already hosted the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup and various other international competitions, such as 2011 World Amateur Boxing Championships. Baku National Stadium hosted the 2015 European Games.

North America[edit]

City Country National Olympic Committee Bid Committee Website Application Status
Los Angeles[33]  USA United States Olympic Committee Potential bid
Los Angeles hosted the 1932 and 1984 Summer Olympics. Los Angeles bid to become the US applicant city for the 2016 Summer Olympics, however the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) selected Chicago instead. In September 2011, Los Angeles was awarded the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games.[34] In November 2011, a delegation from Los Angeles attended a seminar at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) headquarters in Lausanne for cities interested in bidding on future Olympic Games.[35] In February 2012, Los Angeles hosted the 5th IOC World Conference on Women and Sport. At the conference, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and IOC Member Anita DeFrantz stated that that the city would be interested in hosting for a third time.[36] On 17 August 2012, Councilman Tom LaBonge announced that he would introduce a motion that would “get the ball rolling” on a bid to host the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. The motion would call on the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games to gather and explore a future bid, potentially in 2024.[37][38] In March 2013, Villaraigosa officially sent a letter to the USOC stating that the city was interested in bidding to host the 2024 Olympic Games.[39] On 17 September 2013, the L.A. County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a resolution seeking interest in the games.[40] On 26 April 2014, the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games announced its bid proposal for the 2024 Olympics.[41] On 14 November 2014 Southern California legislators sent a letter to the U.S. Olympic Committee voicing their support for Los Angeles’ bid to host the 2024 Summer Games.[42] On July 27, 2015 after the USOC ended Boston’s bid, Mayor Eric Garcetti stated “I continue to believe that Los Angeles is the ideal Olympic city and we have always supported the USOC in their effort to return the Games to the United States,” the mayor said in a statement. “I would be happy to engage in discussions with the USOC about how to present the strongest and most fiscally responsible bid on behalf of our city and nation.”[43] On July 28, 2015 the USOC contacted Los Angeles about the possibility of stepping in as a replacement bidder for the 2024 Summer Games.[44] On July 29, 2015 Rep. Tony Cardenas and 20 other members of Congress from the region sent a bipartisan letter to Larry Probst, chairman of the USOC. “Because many of the competition venues, transportation options and lodging availability are already present, Los Angeles is ready, now,” they wrote.[45]
San Francisco[46]  USA United States Olympic Committee sf2024.org Potential bid
A San Francisco bid would likely expand to Oakland and other parts of the Bay Area for help in filling venue requirements such as indoor sports.[47][48][49][50] Possible Bay Area venues included AT&T Park, Oracle Arena, O.co Coliseum, SAP Center, Avaya Stadium, Levi’s Stadium, and the Golden State Warriors Arena in San Francisco. Events could also be held at area universities such as UC Berkeley’s Haas Pavilion and Stanford Stadium.[47]
Washington D.C.[51]  USA United States Olympic Committee dc2024.org Potential Bid
On 5 August 2012, it was reported that Dan Knise, President and CEO of the Washington-Baltimore 2012 Regional Coalition, which bid unsuccessfully for the 2012 Summer Games that were won by London, was scoping the level of interest for a joint DC-Baltimore bid for the 2024 Summer Games. According to the Baltimore Sun, Knise believes that “there’s a little bit of a spark” for another attempt at securing the bid.[52] The Sun also quoted John Moag Jr., a previous chairman of the Maryland Stadium Authority, in stating that the Baltimore-Washington area has “the largest sports infrastructure in a 40-mile radius”.[53][54] On 27 August 2013, Bob Sweeney, President of the non-profit group D.C. 2024, announced that the group will put together a bid for Washington, D.C. to host the 2024 Summer Olympics.[55] DC 2024 boasts that the area has “more sporting facilities in a 40-mile radius than any other city in the U.S.” and “more than 100,000 hotel rooms”. Sweeney said the events would stretch from Baltimore to Richmond, Virginia, but would be mostly concentrated around D.C.[56] In September 2014, an official website was released for the bid highlighting the goals of an Olympics in Washington as well as disclosing the key members of the team backing it. A logo for the bid was also revealed at the same time the website was announced.[51] Members of the team backing the bid include Washington Capitals and Washington Wizards owner Ted Leonsis, Washington Mystics president Sheila Johnson, and former Commissioner of the National Football League Paul Tagliabue.[57]
Toronto  Canada Canadian Olympic Committee Potential bid
Toronto’s economic development committee voted against bidding for the 2024 games on January 20, 2014, citing a bid would cost the city $50 to 60 million. Toronto’s Mayor at the time, Rob Ford, suggested that a bid for the 2028 games may be more realistic. Toronto bid for the 1996 and 2008 Summer Olympics (as well as undocumented failures to make final rounds for 1960, 1964 and 1976[58]), but lost to Atlanta and Beijing, respectively. In 2009, Toronto won the bid for the 2015 Pan American Games.[59] However, discussions to submit a 2024 Olympic bid were revived during the lead-up to the 2015 Pan American Games, with new philosophical changes announced for the bidding process by the IOC, “to actively promote the maximum use of existing facilities”, which means that venues built for the Pan Ams may not have met IOC requirements but they could be adapted to comply under the new approach, boosting Toronto’s viability as a host city.[60] International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach is among those who, in light of the Pan American Games, has stated that Toronto would be a good candidate.[61] On the popular CBC Morning Show Metro Morning on July 10, 2015, current Toronto Mayor John Tory acknowledged that the city could revisit the idea of hosting the 2024 games, pending the results of the 2015 Pan American Games, and the financial viability, effectively reopening the possibility of a Toronto bid.[62]

2024 – XXXII SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMES 

Applicant cities

City Country National Olympic Committee Bid Committee Website Application Status
Rome  Italy Comitato Olimpico Nazionale Italiano roma2024.info Chosen by CONI
Rome hosted the 1960 Summer Olympics and expressed an interest in bidding for 2024. A previous bid for 2020 Summer Olympic Games was canceled in 2012, but the Italian government now has renewed interest.[2] Several sources from the Italian government showed that Rome is, in fact, the sole Italian candidate.[3] Moreover the International Olympic Committee‘s president Thomas Bach, also confirmed that “Rome is a very strong and appreciated candidate for the 2024 Olympic Games”.[4] On 15 December 2014, the prime minister Matteo Renzi confirmed that Rome would be bidding for the 2024 Olympics.[5] On 10 February 2015, CONI confirmed that former Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo would lead Rome’s bid as President of the Organising Committee. “I don’t think anyone in Italy is as popular as Luca is abroad,” said CONI President Giovanni Malago. The 67-year-old Montezemolo led the local organizing committee for the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Malago, Montezemolo and Luca Pancalli, the President of Italy’s Paralympic committee who was named vice president of the bid committee, traveled to Lausanne, Switzerland, on 11 February to meet with IOC President Thomas Bach.[6]
City Country National Olympic Committee Bid Committee Website Application Status
Hamburg  Germany Deutscher Olympischer Sportbund hamburg.de Chosen by DOSB
By 2024, it will have been 52 years since (West) Germany last staged the Summer Olympics in Munich in 1972. Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee, stated that Hamburg will apply for 2024 Olympic Games. Hamburg could combine the water based and the other non-water based games in a very small circle, due to its good location. Hamburg would host the games the first time in history and would therefore receive the virtue over Berlin.[7] On 16 March 2015 the National Olympic Committee (DOSB) proposed Hamburg to be the candidate city from Germany.[8] On 21 March 2015 the DOSB’s general assembly confirmed the decision to allow Hamburg to bid fot the games. However, a binding referendum is still envisaged for September 2015.[9] Recent polls in Hamburg show that 64% of Hamburg’s population backs up the application for the 2024 or 2028 Summer Olympics.[10] For its 2024 bid Hamburg re-uses the logo and the slogan of an earlier bid to host the 2012 Summer Olympics. The logo shows a wave of water turning into a flame, referring to the water that is a defining aspect of Hamburg’s cityscape and the Olympic flame, the slogan is “Feuer und Flamme”, or “Fire and Flame”, combining the Olympic flame with a German expression translating to “to be fire and flame for something”, meaning to be very enthusiastic and/or excited about something.In the past the city of Hamburg was also thinking of hosting the Olympics in either 2024 or 2028, and after proposal by the Lord Mayor of Copenhagen, Frank Jensen, the study will also look into the possibility of a joint Hamburg-Copenhagen bid, although this will demand a change of the Olympic Charter. After 16 March 2015, the joint-bid seems unlikely.[11]

North America

By 2024, it will have been 28 years since the United States last hosted the Summer Olympics in Atlanta in 1996. New York City bid to host the 2012 Summer Olympics but lost to London. Chicago made a bid for the 2016 Games but lost to Rio de Janeiro. The United States did not bid for the 2020 Olympics. In July 2012, the USOC ruled out bidding for the 2022 Winter Olympics and is focusing on bidding for the 2024 Summer Olympics or the 2026 Winter Olympics.

City Country National Olympic Committee Bid Committee Website Application Status
   USA United States Olympic Committee   Chosen by USOC

Potential bids

City Country National Olympic Committee Bid Committee Website Application Status
Nairobi  Kenya Kenyan Olympic Committee Potential bid
In August 2012, Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga announced that the capital city of Nairobi was planning on bidding for the games.[20][21] They also, however, may bid for the 2028 Summer Olympics.
Casablanca  Morocco Moroccan Olympic Committee Potential bid
In March 2011, the Moroccan government confirmed that they would begin construction of an 80,000-seat stadium in preparation for a bid for either the 2024 or 2028 Summer Olympics.[22]

Asia

City Country National Olympic Committee Bid Committee Website Application Status
Doha  Qatar Qatar Olympic Committee Potential bid
Doha bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympics, in addition to bidding for the 2020 Summer Olympics. After Doha failed to become a candidate for the 2016 and 2020 Games, it was stated that Doha looks “forward to the 2024 race”.[23] The country of Qatar will be hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup and several stadiums will be located in Doha.
Malaysia and Thailand  Malaysia  Thailand Malaysia Olympic Committee Thailand Olympic Committee Potential bid
According to reports, a potential bid from Thailand and Malaysia is being explored. Most likely, Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok will be the main cities. Both cities bid in 2008, but both failed to become candidate cities. Bangkok was given a perfect score for accommodation, but ultimately got no higher than a 7.3 in all other fields. Kuala Lumpur received a 7.4 in transportation infrastructure, but nothing higher in any other category.[24][25] Though previously not allowed by the Olympic Charter, recent changes have allowed multi-national bids.
Ahmedabad  India Indian Olympic Association Potential bid
After India hosted 2010 Commonwealth Games, it was stated that India looks “forward to the 2024 race”. Media reports suggest that the central government is exploring the idea of bringing the 2024 Olympics to the country. [26]

Europe

City Country National Olympic Committee Bid Committee Website Application Status
Paris  France French Olympic Committee Chosen by FOC
By 2024, it will have been 100 years since France last staged the Summer Olympics in Paris in 1924. The French capital was unsuccessful in vying to be the host city for the 1992, 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games. France did not bid for either the 2016 or 2020 Olympics. The former French Minister of Sports, Jean-Francois Lamour, had made it clear that 2024 represents a choice objective for a Parisian bid. €35 million will be planned to build new sports venues around Paris in order to improve the quality of the future Parisian bid.[27][28][29] On October 15, 2014, Prime Minister Manuel Valls declared that the city would instead bid for the World’s Fair of 2025, prompting concerns that Paris would no longer submit an application for the Olympics. However, no city official has stated that Paris is out of the bidding process thus far.[30] In 2014 the mayor of Paris, Hidalgo, suggested that the city might not be able to afford to put itself forward as host, saying: “We are in a financial and budgetary position today that does not allow me to say that I am making this bid.” In addition she talked about a potential bid for the 2028 Summer Olympics.[31] However, in March 2015, the mayor of Paris, Hidalgo, has given her blessing to a bid for 2024. The decision to make a bid will be taken with a vote at the council of Paris in April 2015 [32]
Saint Petersburg  Russia Russian Olympic Committee Potential bid
On 19 May 2014 Governor of St. Petersburg Georgy Poltavchenko said that the city can apply for hosting the Olympic Games in 2024. According to him St. Petersburg already has about 70% of the infrastructure needed for the Olympics.[33][34] Also on 22 May 2014 Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Kozak, who was responsible for holding the 2014 Winter Olympics, said that St. Petersburg has a good chance to win the right to host the Olympics in 2024. According to him, a lot of costs is not required to prepare the city for the Olympics.[35]
Kyev  Ukraine National Olympic Committee of Ukraine Potential bid
Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Borys Kolesnikov stated that in the case that Ukraine successfully co-hosts the UEFA Euro 2012 with Poland, it may potentially place a bid for hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics. Kyev was one of the host cities of UEFA Euro 2012 and is the city where the final match was held.[36]
Budapest  Hungary Hungarian Olympic Committee Potential bid
In October 2013, Attila Szalay-Berzeviczy, head of the Budapest Olympic Movement, told the media that should Hungary’s and Budapest’s economy continue to grow, Budapest should bid for the 2028 Olympics. But, he said, Hungary should bid in 2024 as a “warm-up” bid of sorts to improve their chances at winning the 2028 games.[37]
Istanbul  Turkey National Olympic Committee of Turkey Potential bid
In November 2013, Hasan Arat, who was the head of the Istanbul 2020 Olympic bid, vowed that the campaign to bring the Olympic Games to Turkey would continue and that the next bid will be the strongest yet. He went on to say, “We are now better equipped and major sports events and we have a greater understanding of Olympic Games.” [38]
Baku  Azerbaijan National Olympic Committee of the Azerbaijani Republic Potential bid
Baku submitted a bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics and later submitted a bid for the 2020 Summer Olympics. Baku failed to become a candidate both times. Upon failing to become a candidate for the 2020 Games, it was stated that Baku would “come back again next time even stronger”.[39][40] The city was chosen to host the European Games in 2015 and had already hosted the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup and various other international competitions, such as 2011 World Amateur Boxing Championships

2026 – XXV WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES – Potential Bids

Europe

President of the autonomous province of Trentino, Italy, announced the intention by the city of Trento to bid for the 2026 Winter Olympic Games afer meets with president of the Italian Olympic Committee.
The region recently hosted the 2013 Winter Universiade.
A public debate is promoted by a citizens commitee in the italian region of the Mont Blanc, in order to promote Aosta to host the XXV Winter Olympics Games or a following edition. The idea is to promote the games starting from the citizens in a process bottom-top, in order to involve all the stakeholder. Aosta Valley region main economy is based on winter sports. Starting from 70’s the main winter resorts hosted world events. Courmayeur the 1977 Alpine Skiing World Cup, Cervinia the 1978 Alpine Skiing World Cup and the bobsleight FIBT World Championships 1971, Cogne the 1984–85 FIS Cross-Country World Cup. Fénis hosted in the 1986 FIL World Luge Natural Track Championships. The city bid in 1991 for 1998 Winter Olympics. So this will be the second experience. In 1993 Aosta hosted the first edition of the winter European Youth Olympic Festival and in 2010 hosted the first edition of the 2010 Winter Military World Games. Considering the new rules of the IOC some structures of Turin that hosted the 2006 Winter Games are less than 100 km far and so they could be integrated in a new bid for the alpine city.
The mayor of Altenberg, Thomas Kirsten, announced in November 2013 after the Bavarians rejected a Munich bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics. Dresden is considered as host city due to its international reputation, airport and motorway infrastructure. Therefore it could serve as ideal location for an olympic village and the Main Press Center. Renowned venues such as Klingenthal, Oberwiesenthal, Altenberg, Zittau and Weißwasser could be used, as well as partnering venues in the Czech Republic for Alpine events,[3] probably near Liberec as there are no suitable mountains near Dresden.
Barcelona (where the 1992 Summer Olympics had been held) had waged a bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics, but, according to mayor Xavier Trias, was not considered ready yet. Instead, one “must concentrate its efforts and commitment to work to reach the Olympic target by 2026”.[4]
On June 30, 2014 Lviv decided to withdraw from 2022 Winter Olympics bid and will bid for 2026 Winter Olympics.[5]
Sweden withdrew from the 2022 bid, but the Swedish NOC president did in December 2014 claim that Sweden could apply again, considering that the IOC want to reduce cost for organisers, which was the problem with the 2022 bid.[6]
The Swiss city of Sion is rumored to be interested in bidding for the 2026 Winter Olympic Games. Sion previously bid for the games in 1976, 2002 and 2006. The Swiss city of Lausanne is currently a candidate for the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games.[7]
A joint Norway-Sweden bid was proposed by a Norwegian College of Elite Sport top official Thorleif Gunhildrud. It was suggested to combine Trondheim and Åre which are about 100 miles apart, but it was said there had been no talks with Swedish officials so far. The Olympic Charter allows for the possibility of a Winter Olympics shared by two countries.[8]

North America

Quebec City initially expressed interest in bidding. In September 2011, Quebec City mayor Régis Labeaume had ruled out bidding for 2022. However, the city may bid for another Winter Games in the future.[9] Then-IOC President Jacques Rogge stated that he believes that the 2026 Winter Olympics would be a realistic option for the city to organize the games.[10] Quebec has a problem finding a mountain for the downhill event, as the planned location Le Massif was not approved.[11]
In December 2012, Salt Lake City, Utah, host of the 2002 Winter Olympics, announced its intention to bid to become the U.S. nomination for the games.[12] This came on the heels of the USOC announcing that it would not support a bid for the 2022 Olympics, but would support a 2024 or 2026 bid.[13] Other cities that are considering bids include

Denver originally won the hosting rights for the 1976 Winter Olympics, but relinquished the games after voters rejected the budget in a 1972 referendum.[18][19] Anchorage lost bids to host the 1992 Winter Olympics and the 1994 Winter Olympics. A 23-member exploratory committee, which includes four Alaskan Olympians, met for the first time to delve into the finances and mechanics of pursuing the 2026 Winter Olympics.[16][20][21] Boston was actively considering a bid for the 2026 Winter Games but this campaign was dropped when Boston was named the candidate city from the United States by the U.S.O.C. for the 2024 Summer Games.[22]

South America

In October 2014 the Argentine Olympic Committee (COA) revealed the plan to use the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics, to be held in Buenos Aires, as the launchpad for a bid in the near future. The Committee identified Argentina’s south-eastern region of Patagonia, which comprises the southern section of the Andes mountains, as a possible location to host the Winter Games. In 2010 it was suggested that Ushuaia would be the main option for a bid.[24]
After an interview with then International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge during the 2012 Olympic Games in London discussions were started about how to organize Winter Olympics in the southern hemisphere for the first time. During the interview conditions in the Andes were highlighted as very suitable to stage snow sports events but a lack of existing venues for the ice sport events was identified as well.[25]

Asia

Representatives from Sapporo in Japan, host of the 1972 Winter Games, told that the city is considering a bid for the 2026 or 2030 Winter Olympics.

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