2030 Winter Olympics

The 2030 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXVI Olympic Winter Games, is an upcoming international multi-sport event. It will be organised in a city designated by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The winning bid for the host city will be announced at the 140th IOC Session in Mumbai, India, in 2023.

XXVI Olympic Winter Games
Host cityTBD
Opening8 February
Closing24 February
2034 →

Bidding processEdit

The new IOC bidding process was approved at the 134th IOC Session on 24 June 2019 in Lausanne, Switzerland. The key proposals, driven by the relevant recommendations from Olympic Agenda 2020, are:[1][2]

  • Establish a permanent, ongoing dialogue to explore and create interest among cities/regions/countries and National Olympic Committees for any Olympic event
  • Create two Future Host Commissions (Summer and Winter Games) to oversee interest in future Olympic events and report to the IOC executive board
  • Give the IOC Session more influence by having non-executive board members form part of the Future Host Commissions.

The IOC also modified the Olympic Charter to increase its flexibility by removing the date of election from 7 years before the games, and changing the host as a city from a single city/region/country to multiple cities, regions, or countries.

Future Host Winter CommissionsEdit

The full composition of the Winter Commissions, overseeing interested hosts or with potential hosts where the IOC may want to focus on, is as follows:[3]

Future Host Winter Commissions for 2030 Winter Olympics
IOC members (4) Other members (4)

Dialogue stagesEdit

According to Future Host Commission terms of reference with rules of conduct, the new IOC bidding system is divided to 2 dialogue stages are:[4]

  • Continuous dialogue: Non-committal discussions between the IOC and interested parties (City/Region/Country/NOC interested in hosting) with regard to hosting future Olympic events.
  • Targeted dialogue: Targeted discussions with one or more interested parties (called preferred host(s)), as instructed by the IOC Executive Board. This follows a recommendation by the Future Host Commission as a result of continuous dialogue.

Bidding partiesEdit

The three first potential submitting bidding parties were revealed by Octavian Morariu, chair of Future Host Winter Commission, during 135th IOC Session at SwissTech Convention Center in Lausanne, Switzerland. He mentioned Sapporo of Japan is the furthest advanced of the three possible candidatures, while Salt Lake City of the United States, and a joint bid from Barcelona and the Pyrenees region have conducted feasibility studies. Vancouver, Canada made a preliminary bid submission on February 2021.[5][6]


Stakeholders are those cities or regions that have expressed potential interests in hosting the Games. To date, six National Olympic Committees have expressed their interests. They are:

In February 2020, following the announcement of Sapporo's bid, the organizing committee for the Salt Lake City, Utah (USA) bid considered moving its bid to 2034.[7] The committee met in June 2021 to consider whether it should bid for 2030 or 2034.[8]

Bid detailsEdit

Bid Party Country National Olympic Committee Logo Bid Committee Website Status
Vancouver   Canada Canadian Olympic Committee (COC)   https://www.vancouver2030.org/ Stakeholders
Sapporo   Japan Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) http://sapporo2030.jp/index.html Stakeholders
BarcelonaPyrenees   Spain
Spanish Olympic Committee (COE)
Andorran Olympic Committee (COA)
French National Olympic and Sports Committee (CNOSF)
Salt Lake City   United States United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) Stakeholders

Potential bidsEdit

  •     Lviv, Ukraine[9] (Ice Sports, Nordic Combined and Ski Jumping in Poland and Sliding in Sigulda, Latvia)
  •   Quebec City, Canada.[10] A group of Quebec City businesses launched a campaign for the city's candidacy in April 2021.[11][12]

Broadcasting rightsEdit


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  2. ^ "Evolution of the revolution: IOC transforms future Olympic Games elections". International Olympic Committee. 26 June 2019.
  3. ^ "IOC Members Kristin Kloster Aasen and Octavian Morariu lead Future Host Commissions". International Olympic Committee. 3 October 2019.
  4. ^ "Future Host Commissions: Terms of Reference" (PDF). International Olympic Committee. 3 October 2019.
  5. ^ "Vancouver would be a favourite to win 2030 Winter Olympics",https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/vancouver-2030-winter-olympics-competition-bid-cities
  6. ^ "Olympics? Commonwealth? Invictus? B.C. considering games bids to boost pandemic recovery", https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/olympics-commonwealth-invictus-b-c-considering-games-bids-to-boost-pandemic-recovery-1.5918969
  7. ^ "Salt Lake City mulling 2034 Winter Olympics bid". ESPN.com. 12 February 2020. Retrieved 14 June 2021.
  8. ^ "Committee To Decide On 2030 Or 2034 Bid For Olympics Return To Utah". KSLTV.com. 11 June 2021. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
  9. ^ "Lviv Plans to Bid for 2030 Winter Olympics". Lviv Today. November 2019.
  10. ^ "Je supporte les Jeux 2030". Jeux Québec 2030. Retrieved 14 June 2021.
  11. ^ Livingstone, Robert (23 April 2021). "Quebec group launches bid to host 2030 Winter Olympics". GamesBids.com. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
  12. ^ "Third time's the charm for Quebec City Olympics bid, says new committee for 2030". Montreal. 22 April 2021. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
  13. ^ "IOC reaches agreement for broadcast rights in Brazil with Grupo Globo through to 2032". International Olympic Committee. Olympic.org. 10 December 2015. Archived from the original on 13 December 2015. Retrieved 11 December 2015.
  14. ^ "IOC awards broadcast rights to the Japan Consortium through to 2032". IOC. Olympic.org. 14 November 2019. Retrieved 14 November 2019.
  15. ^ a b "IOC awards 2026-2032 Olympic Games broadcast rights in Korea to JTBC". International Olympic Committee. Olympic.org. 4 June 2019. Retrieved 4 June 2019.
  16. ^ "IOC awards Olympic Games broadcast rights to NBCUniversal through to 2032". International Olympic Committee. 7 May 2014. Retrieved 27 August 2017.
Preceded by
Milan-Cortina d'Ampezzo
Winter Olympic Games
Host City

XXVI Olympiad (2030)
Succeeded by