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.
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:
- 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:
|IOC members (4)||Other members (4)|
According to Future Host Commission terms of reference with rules of conduct, the new IOC bidding system is divided to 2 dialogue stages are:
- 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.
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.
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:
- Barcelona–Pyrenees, Spain, Andorra and France; Barcelona previously hosted the 1992 Summer Olympics, and earlier that year Albertville, the main candidate for Nordic Ski Jumping and Combined and Sliding events, hosted the 1992 Winter Olympics. Andorra, as the home of the Soldeu Alpine Skiing World Cup final resort, is the likely venue for it as La Molina, the former FIS Snowboarding World Championships 2011 resort, could co-host Snowboarding with Freestyle skiing. Spain would then host 8 sports, France 5 sports and Andorra, as mentioned, 1, the Alpine Skiing competitions.
- Sapporo, Japan; site of the 1972 Winter Olympics
- Salt Lake City, United States; site of the 2002 Winter Olympics
- Vancouver, Canada; site of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Vancouver hosted the 1960 and 2001 ISU World Figure Skating Championships, the 2009 ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships, the 2019 IBSF Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Championships, the 1966 and 1987 World Men's Curling Championships and the 2013 FIL World Luge Championships. Whistler hosted the FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships 2001 and the FIS Snowboarding World Championships 2005. British Columbia hosted several other major competitions in all winter Olympic sports.
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. The committee met in June 2021 to consider whether it should bid for 2030 or 2034.
|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|
|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|
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| Winter Olympic Games
XXVI Olympiad (2030)