2030 Winter Olympics

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July 6, 2022

The 2030 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXVI Winter Olympics, will be an international multisport event. It will be organized in a city designated by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Bidding process

The new IOC bidding process was approved at the 134th session of the IOC on 24 June 2019 in Lausanne, Switzerland. The key proposals, driven by the relevant recommendations of the 2020 Olympic Agenda, are: Establish a permanent and ongoing dialogue to explore and create interest between cities / regions / countries and National Olympic Committees for any Olympic event Create two Future Venue Commissions (Summer and Winter Games) to monitor interest in future Olympic events and report to the IOC Executive Board Give more influence to the IOC Session by making non-executive members of the board part of the Future Headquarters Committees. The IOC also amended the Olympic Charter to increase its flexibility, eliminating the election date 7 years earlier. of the games, and changing the headquarters from a single city / region / country to several cities, regions or countries.

Future Host Winter Commissions

The full composition of the Winter Commissions, which oversee the interested hosts or potential hosts that the IOC wants to focus on, is as follows:

Stages of the dialog

According to the rules of conduct of the Future Headquarters Commission, the new IOC tendering system is divided into 2 stages of dialogue: Ongoing dialogue: Uncompromising talks between the IOC and stakeholders (City / Region / Country / Olympic Council interested in hosting) regarding the hosting of future Olympic events. Specific dialogue: Specific conversations with one or more stakeholders (called their preferred seat (s)), as instructed by the IOC Executive Board. This follows a recommendation from the Futures Headquarters Commission as a result of the ongoing dialogue.

Bidding parts

Octavian Morariu, chairman of the Commission for Future Winter Venues, announced the first three potential candidacies during the 135th session of the IOC at the SwissTech Convention Center in Lausanne (Switzerland). He mentioned Salt Lake City, the United States, Sapporo, Japan and Spain: Barcelona and the Pyrenees region have carried out feasibility studies. Vancouver (Canada) submitted a preliminary application in February 2021.

Those interested

Stakeholders are those cities or regions that have expressed their potential interest in hosting the Games. So far, four National Olympic Committees have expressed interest. They are as follows: Barcelona-Pyrenees, Catalonia, Spain; Barcelona was already the venue for the 1992 Summer Olympics. The proposal would make Barcelona host ice sports and the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympic Games at the Lluís Companys Olympic Stadium along with eight sports in other cities. 'Spain. Salt Lake City, Utah, United States; host of the 2002 Winter Olympics. 2034 Games, as the Summer Games are scheduled for Los Angeles in 2028. At the first meeting in June 2021, the organizing committee considered whether to change the bid for 2030 or 2034. Salt's decision Lake City on the candidacy for the 2030 or 2034 Winter Olympics could be taken after the end of Beijing 2022. Salt Lake City Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Fraser Bullock mentioned that the small window between the Los Angeles 2028 Games and Possible Salt Lake City 2030 Games could be a real difficulty to manage and that the study of